Natural born storytellers
With a style at crossroads between indie pop, folk and rock, sandmoon has been part of the Lebanese indie music scene since 2010. Now, the eclectic band is back with a new incredible album. (Sandra Arslanian)
A poet in Beirut
Sandmoon’s new album, an EP containing five songs, is a masterpiece. Or very close to being one. #InTheEnd is an eclectic record, borrowing from different styles and genres – indie pop, rock, folk, country, blues – blending them, mixing them, making them belong together. In the end, it’s all music.
Source: Your Middle East
A Syrian Family in the US Creates Art and Music That They Couldn't Back Home
In Damascus, Jaber made art with political messages, including paintings that incorporated parts of chairs, which she says are symbols of power in Syria. But as the uprising against the Syrian government devolved into civil war, Jaber says her commute to work outside Damascus became nearly impossible. Then the university where she worked along with her husband, a ceramic artist, came under attack.
Source: Global Voices
Making Graffiti an Iranian Art: The Works of Tehran-based Street Artist Ghalamdar, Ajam Media Collective
Although the situation has never been devoid of risk for graffiti artists in, changes in societal attitudes towards urban art have increased the awareness of independent street art in Iran.
Source: Zahra's Blog
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