Living on the Edge

For decades, Yemenite Jews have been amongst the ‘underdogs’ of Israeli society. They have stood at the bottom of the social ladder, and have had to abandon many aspects of their culture and traditions in order to integrate. It was their culture, however – their music in particular – that changed the course of my

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Photographing in the West Bank

“If you’re not educating the viewer in some way, then you are failing to do your job,” says Seth Herald, a 23-year-old American photojournalist based in the West Bank. His fascinating images capture the daily life, politics and conflicts in the Palestinian Territory and call attention to themes that many from the outside would rather

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Syriously Surreal

HA!, the latest release by Syrian artist and musician Samer Saem Eldahr – a.k.a. Hello Psychaleppo! – is, as the musician’s pseudonym might suggest, a manic and eclectic set of layered tracks recorded live. Featuring a delicious array of electronic sounds and beats, as well as a cameo by Gaddafi and macabre, yet colourfully vibrant

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Arabische legendes in een elektronisch jasje


Aleppo is zijn thuis, Beiroet de stad die hem aanmoedigde een beter mens te worden. Anderhalf jaar geleden vluchtte de 24-jarige Samer Saem Eldahr naar de Libanese hoofdstad waar hij zijn kleine appartement ombouwde tot studio. Voor zijn nieuwe album Gool l’ah werden Arabische legendes als Abdel Halim Hafez en Oum Kalthoum als eerbetoon in

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