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Echoes of an Iberian Past: Music Leads the Way in the Revival of Andalusian Culture in Morocco

Echoes of an Iberian Past: Music Leads the Way in the Revival of Andalusian Culture in Morocco

Projects like Al-Magreb Blues are reanimating forgotten gems of North-African history.
Rain Returns Life to Iraq’s Marshland, For Now

Rain Returns Life to Iraq’s Marshland, For Now

Climate change, dams, and warfare have pushed Iraq’s legendary southern marshes to the edge. Rains revived them after they nearly dried up last year, but the wetlands’ uncertain survival depends on international cooperation.
22nd Annual Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Honored Morocco on Opening Night

22nd Annual Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Honored Morocco on Opening Night

In our divided times, the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival creates space for much needed international and interfaith dialogue.
Rebel with a Cause: Rachid Taha’s Remarkable Musical Legacy

Rebel with a Cause: Rachid Taha’s Remarkable Musical Legacy

Master of traditional and modern, Arab and Western musical fusions, Rachid Taha left a unique musical genre of his own making. An irreverent political activist always rooting for the underdog, he was not just an artist, but a force of nature pushing for social and political change both in the Western and Arab worlds.

New York Welcomed Morocco to American Sephardi Music Festival

The American Sephardi Music Festival was one of several events celebrating Sephardi Jewish culture in New York City across February and March this year. Such events are instrumental in promoting tolerance and inter-cultural understanding.
Interfaith Music in Morocco Sacred or Profane

Interfaith Music in Morocco: Sacred or Profane?

During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Morocco, a stunning interfaith musical medley performed for the pontiff and Morocco’s king sparked controversy.
Omar and the Eastern Power North Africa Meets Korea On a Volcanic Island

Omar and the Eastern Power: North Africa Meets Korea On a Volcanic Island

On a resort island off the coast of South Korea, a multi-dimensional, North African-Korean rock band is finding its voice.
Giving Thanks with Food

Giving Thanks with Food

Thanksgiving, America’s homegrown feast of gratitude, has two cousins in the Islamic calendar, where food is the instrument of thanks.
Brokk’art Dreams and Dreamscapes in Algiers

Brokk’art: Dreams and Dreamscapes in Algiers

At Brokk’art, an ecosystem of young Algerian artists explores their past, present, and future.
Virginia Community Welcomes Palestinian Al-Quds Festival

Virginia Community Welcomes Palestinian Al-Quds Festival

A recent Al Quds Festival and Palestine Trade Show highlighted the importance of events that promote cross-cultural understanding.