Discovering Arabic Music with Jon Silpayamanant
Nebal Maysaud is joined with guest scholar of several non-European traditions including extensive research on Arabic Music, Jon Silpayamanant. We're going to discuss his growing bibliography of maqam research going back to al-Kindi in the 10th century, Arabic music's relationship to other musical traditions, including Western European Classical, and his own background in music scholarship.
Art Benefits for Beirut Artists
Musicians, poets, DJs and visual artists from the US and Beirut (full line-up bellow) band together in “Fundraiser for Beirut Artists", a 1-day virtual art festival fundraiser on October 4 (from 4pm to 7pm ET time) that will stream online in order to raise funds to support independent artists in Beirut, whose creative practices and income have been impacted after the devastating explosion of the port on August 4, 2020. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Lebanon Solidarity Fund jointly managed by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy), two independent organizations that are free from any political and religious affiliations…