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<The Revolutionary Power (and the Limits) of Music in the Muslim World

The Revolutionary Power (and the Limits) of Music in the Muslim World

By Mark Levine, author of We’ll Play Till We Die and Heavy Metal Islam The video, posted anonymously on Facebook, had only 300 views when I first saw it. The singer wasn’t …

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<<i>We’ll Play till We Die</i>: A Playlist for the Revolution

We’ll Play till We Die: A Playlist for the Revolution

From metal and hip hop, to emo in Baghdad, mahraganat in Egypt, techno in Beirut, listen to the revolutionary music of the Middle East with this playlist curated by author Mark LeVine.

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<Relaying Cinema in Midcentury Iran — A Found Audio Tour

Relaying Cinema in Midcentury Iran — A Found Audio Tour

By Kaveh Askari, author of Relaying Cinema in Midcentury Iran: Material Cultures in Transit Relaying Cinema in Midcentury Iran investigates how the cultural translation of cinema has been shaped by the physical …

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