Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso (via observando)
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NPR just released yet another short collection of noteworthy international tunes - including, but not limited to, a piece by the up-and-coming Egyptian band Cairokee entitled “Ghareeb Fe Belad Ghareeba”, featuring Egyptian shaabi singer Abd El Basset Hamouda. A mostly underground band, Cairokee rose to fame during the initial 2011 uprising in Egypt. They now craft songs that are pertinent to current events, and with this tune, they attest to feeling like a “stranger in a strange land”. 

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  • #egypt #egypt music #egyptian music #global music #world music #cairokee #cairo #egyptian revolution #ghareeba #ghareeb fe belad ghareeba #abd el basset hamouda #npr #shaabi #egypt shaabi #egypt chaabi #chaabi
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"Le Temps de Voir" by Saurez ft. Léonie - one of those beloved fusion songs I can’t get enough of, the current chanson du jour. Suarez is a Belgium-based band consisting of Italian-French and Madagascarian musicians and singers; in this song, which is French for "The Time to See", they feature Léonie, a young lady who recently won the Belgian version of "The Voice". Catchy and apt to get stuck in your head, this song asks: can you lend me your history? Which begs the question - is it possible for anyone to truly walk in someone else’s shoes? 

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  • #world music #global music #international music #le temps de voir #french music #belgian music #belgium #suarez #musique belge #musique du monde #chanson française #français #french #léonie #the voice belgium
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"Desfado" by modern-day Fado singer Ana Moura. Reminiscent of the voice of the enchanting and legendary fadista Amelia Rodrigues, one cannot help but tap their feet to this upbeat tune.

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  • #Fado #fadista #Ana Moura #global music #international music #world music #Amelia Rodrigues #Portugal #portuguese #desfado
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Today marks the passing of one of India’s most celebrated musicians, Mr. Ravi Shankar, sitar player extraordinaire and father of two phenomenal female musicians, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar. This tune, “Svara Mantra”, was introduced to me many moons ago and is my favourite of his, although his repertoire of music is extensive. Farewell to another talented member of humanity.

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  • #Ravi Shankar #shankar #anoushka shankar #norah jones #sitar #indian sitar #international music #india #indian music #desi music #world music #svara mantra #mantra
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  • #Bahia Shehab #Neruda #Pablo Neruda #art #cairo #egypt #egyptian art #flowers #modern art #poetry #spray paint #stencil #stencils #arabic #arabic art #arabic poetry
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