Tagged: "Arabic"


Africa Past & Present “Transnational Islam”

Anthropologist Mara Leichtman (MSU) on religion, migration, and politics. Leichtman unveils her new book New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal (co-edited with Mamadou Diouf). She then discusses transnational Shi’a Islam in Dakar among Lebanese migrants and Senegalese converts, and in London at the Al-Khoei Foundation. Africa Past & Present is a radio series about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora hosted by is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb.

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Featured Week: Tinariwen “Imidiwan (Companions)”

In partnership with the Catherdral Quarter Arts Festival a special week featuring albums & exclusive interview with Tinariwen who are playing in Belfast at the festival. www.cqaf.com
Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. www.tinariwen.com


Featured Week: Tinariwen “Amassakoul”

In partnership with the Catherdral Quarter Arts Festival a special week featuring albums & exclusive interview with Tinariwen who are playing in Belfast at the festival. www.cqaf.com
Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. www.tinariwen.com

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Featured Week: Tinariwen “Aman Iman”

In partnership with the Catherdral Quarter Arts Festival a special week featuring albums & exclusive interview with Tinariwen who are playing in Belfast at the festival. www.cqaf.com
Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. www.tinariwen.com


Featured Week: Tinairwen “Tassili”

In partnership with the Catherdral Quarter Arts Festival a special week featuring albums & exclusive interview with Tinariwen who are playing in Belfast at the festival. www.cqaf.com
Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. www.tinariwen.com

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Weekly Album Choice “Street Spirit”

Musician Daby Touré, son of the African desert and child of a Parisian musical upbringing, has created new boundaries and categories that go beyond territory, ethnicity or birthright. Stereo Spirit is Daby’s second release from Real World Records. “It is both a message to the world, to those who are sleeping and who need to wake up, as well as an attempt to offer some kind of musical solace in these troubled times.” On The Weekly Album Choice show, we choose and play a world music album in its entirety.


Weekly Album Choice “Al Bidayeh”

On the Weekly Album Choice show, we choose a world/folk/roots album and play it in its entirety.
Imagine ancient civilizations and Middle Eastern aspirations with film noir spy novels and Cold War iconography – in musical form! Syriana presents Al Bidayeh (The Beginning), Damascus to the world. A fluid mix of call-and-response vocals, swelling strings, fifties Arabia, part improvisation, part Sixties TV theme tune, Ganun (Arabic dulcimer), piano and guitar.

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