Valeriya Nakshun and Franz Afraim Katzir of Sephardic Heritage in D.C. (SHIN-DC) talk to the Haim sisters about the Yemenite-Jewish musical phenomenon that is A-WA
How were the Soviet Union’s Central Asian and Caucasian minorities portrayed in film, and why was this? To find out, Valeriya Nakshun takes a look at Russian history and the ‘Soviet eastern’ genre.
Ezgi Üstündağ explores the history of Ladino culture and music in Turkey, with a particular focus on the careers of musicians Sami Levi and the Janet-Jak Esim Ensemble
Caught between his Dutch identity and a passion for Arab culture, Leo Kroonen found solace and salvation in the music of the Yemenite Jews of Israel
From Eastern European Jew to Caucasian Muslim prince extraordinaire: Valeriya Nakshun looks at the life of an enigmatic 20th century author and issues of cultural appropriation
Mohamed Belmaaza on the legacy of Judaeo-Arabic music, the Moroccan matrouz tradition, and otherwordly musical experiences in Essaouira