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Middle Eastern Music

Daily Meditation: Revitalize

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Bored with American Hip Hop, R&B and Funk? Go EAST, Music Lover

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

It's becoming harder and harder to find American R&B that satisfies my soul. I grew up on Chicago's Southside during the 50s and 60s. I danced down t...

Culture Over Conflict: Middle East Music Ensemble Plays It All

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

In an age when cultural boycotts are searing weapons of mass rejection and historic flashpoints can be reignited with the faintest spark, institutions like the Middle East Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago provide safe haven from resentment.

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.