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Explore the personal stories of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Traditional Levantine sounds fused with music from a new generation inspired by rock and hip-hop.
27 Aug 2011 10:18 GMT | Arts & Culture, Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco
"Maritime art is our culture, we must protect it, continue practicing it and pass it on to the coming generations."
24 Aug 2011 10:54 GMT | Arts & Culture, Kuwait
"The oud is my soul, I can't explain it. There is a very close relationship between me and the oud."
24 Aug 2011 10:51 GMT | Arts & Culture, US & Canada, Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq
"We came up with a lovely mixture of our personalities."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:31 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain, Kuwait
"When our people used to go to the military, they used to sing Hujeini style as they rode their camels."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:20 GMT | Human Rights, Arts & Culture
"In the Gulf, our problem is that we are restricted with the traditions of a very conservative society."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 10:03 GMT | Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Kuwait
"Bahrain is an open country and full of various styles of music taken from heritage and developed by many artists."
Next Music Station | 24 Aug 2011 09:58 GMT | Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Bahrain
"I like Jazz music, I like classic and Nahma. That is where I find my soul."
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:31 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain
"The oud is the 'weapon' through which we can show our capabilities as Arab musicians in the West."
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:29 GMT | Arts & Culture, Kuwait
Music inspired by the motion of the sea - from fishermen's melodies to Bedouin desert songs.
Next Music Station | 23 Aug 2011 14:08 GMT | Arts & Culture, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco
We meet the 'godfathers' of Moroccan music in the coastal city of Casablanca.
Next Music Station | 21 Aug 2011 11:43 GMT | Arts & Culture, Lebanon, Morocco
It is a source of sustenance but also of tension and new political realities are now increasing uncertainty.
Egypt, Sudan, Middle East
A media post-mortem into the UK's surveillance report. Plus, why five years on in Argentina the media looks so familiar.
Media, Edward Snowden, Security
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
How to keep a telenovela profitable and demanding sponsors happy while inspiring the production team to stay passionate.
Arts & Culture, Mexico, Latin America