Category: Art & Culture

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Sooriana: Rhythms of Syria

The fresh breeze rustles through the leaves of olive trees. The intoxicating aroma of freshly cooked food fills the air. The guests are waiting for something. It is a typical wedding day in the heart of Syria. Suddenly there are cries of joy from the attendees....

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Beyond the Music: Dawud Wharnsby

At the Al-Imtiaz Academy in Abbottabad, Pakistan, students gather for their morning classes. This is where world-renowned songwriter, Dawud Wharnsby, his wife Ayesha and their three daughters can be found for about three months each year. Wharnsby sponsors the Academy through the royalties of his musical...

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Exploring the Water: Nader Khan

From grade one, Nader Khan knew where his talents lay. Like future engineers take interest in taking apart electronics and piecing them together again, Nader Khan would take songs, deconstruct them and then perform it live with his own flair. Nader — originally from India (but...