New album blends traditional Palestinian music with electro sounds CAIRO: New release “Electrosteen,” merges “Palestinian folk music with a modern electronic sound,” according to the press release from Mostakell Records, the Cairo-based independent label distributing the album. A play-on the words ‘Electronic’ and ‘Falasteen’ (Palestine), the record brings together some […]

Amir ElSaffar is a renowned trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, composer and purveyor of the centuries-old Iraqi Maqam tradition. His imaginative music will join the innovative sounds of the Australian Art Orchestra in a one-off Meeting Points Series concert as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. A master musician in an age of cross-cultural music making, […]