Simon Shaheen is a Palestinian composer and musician who has done more for bringing Arab music to the West than perhaps any other individual in recent...
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George Vlesmas has devoted his life to the pursuit of the bouzouki, the Greek stringed instrument with the pear-shaped body and swan-length fretted neck that sounds like a chiming harp.
This week, the relationship between the Golan Druze and Israel took a turn for the worst. On Sunday, Majdal Shames resident, musician Fada Sha'ar, was arrested when he landed in Ben-Gurion International Airport.
I experienced the rebirth of the hope, excitement and magic of this holiday -- and of all places, where it came together for this resurrection was at the Wafi Mall in Dubai.
During Ramadan, nightlife transforms from shots at nightclubs to shots of morrocan tea and card games. Door policies switch from no national dress to no sleeveless tops and short dresses.
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