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The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and all-out psychedelic rock.

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Arab-Christian chants embody Middle East's shared cultural heritage

Charlie Hoyle

Arab-Christian chants embody Middle East's shared cultural heritage

A rich thread of sacred musical tradition weaves through ancient Muslim and Christian artistic and cultural heritage, writes Charlie Hoyle.

Syrians in Aleppo fear starvation as clashes continue

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Syrians in Aleppo fear starvation as clashes continue

Regime forces continued their siege on opposition-held areas of Aleppo, after a rebel advance failed, with new fears of impending hunger and ...

Arabic music in 2014: Technology and the contemporary scene

Abdulhadi Ayyad

Arabic music in 2014: Technology and the contemporary scene

Contemporary Arab music - exemplified by Mashrou Leila - is loud, young, melodic and morally indignant.

Abdulhadi Ayyad

Arabic music in 2014: Making sense of cacophony

Is technology ripping the heart out of Arabic music?

Abdulhadi Ayyad

Arabic music in 2014: technology and the contemporary scene

Contemporary Arab music – exemplified by Mashrou Leila – is loud, young, melodic and morally indignant.

Abdulhadi Ayyad

Arabic music in 2014: Making sense of cacophony

Is technology ripping the heart out of Arabic music?

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