Christina Hazboun is a London based Palestinian writer, researcher and music manager, who focuses on independent, non-mainstream musics from South West Asia and North Africa. She is also the founder of the music discovery platform @thesonicagent
It's difficult to overstate Halim El-Dabh's contribution to electronic music. A pioneer in the field, Halim's experimental sounds evoked new modes of feeling and methods of practice. His works are now being reissued with the help of old Arab friends.
The Circassian genocide and subsequent migration to the Levant are often forgotten. But through the pop-folk of Jordanian-Circassian artist Zazuka, we're awoken to their exile and to the diaspora's ever-changing influences to preserve their culture.
Ever-evolving, Badiaa Bouhrizi waits for no industry to catch her artistry. A graceful encapsulation of the Tunisian spirit, Badiaa's taste, musical expression and devotion to the craft has made the singer revered throughout the region.