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Arabic Music

'Arabs Got Talent' Has An Unlikely New Star

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.05.2013 | World

It has been nearly 40 years since the legendary Arab diva, Umm Kulthum, passed away. Now, the most unlikely candidate may follow in her footsteps: A 2...

Hindustani Dabkeh

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

With Shakti, I watched videos of her dance and I felt increasingly connected to this girl. She was a little less than a month older than me, we were both born in 1985 in vastly different parts of the world and here she had traveled thousands of miles to create something with me.

When Arabs Experiment

Roxane Assaf | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

Leyya Tawil and Mike Khoury are two avant-garde artists featured at DIWAN5 whose solo work is challenging conventions in dance and music, respectively. As kindred spirits in creative inquiry, their collaborations with each other beget a third realm of expression.

The Red Kevork -- The Journey to Acquire the World's Best Arabic Tambourine

Johnny Farraj | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Johnny Farraj

There's hardly a Middle Eastern percussionist who hasn't heard of his instruments or desired one. Close imitations have failed to achieve the same exact sound quality even by copying all of its dimensions.

Jazz Meets Maqam on December 1 -- A Celebration of Arab Culture in America

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.28.2013 | DC
Hani Almadhoun

In a city where the term "Arab" is heavily politicized, it's refreshing to attend an event where simple things like music and traditional dances do more to bring people together than a seasoned politician can muster.

From Resistance to Pop: Liberating Palestine with an Auto Tune

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Thanks to social media and talent competition shows like Super Star, Star Academy and now, Arabs' Got Talent, many young Palestinians are getting prime time exposure and introducing the Arab world to their voices and their art.

Amazing One-Man Acapella Performance Goes Viral

Posted 07.22.2011 | World

An Arabic singer's one-man a capella harmonies have gone viral in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In his latest video, Alaa Wardi's covers "Fi Hag...