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The Movers and Makers Podcast

May 23, 2019

Portrait Interview of Layale Chaker, a French-Lebanese violinist and composer, currently based in Paris. We discuss Arabic music, improvisation, labels, borders, politics, harmony, maqams, refugee camps, film-scoring, and much, much more. 

Here's a link to Layale's website

Music played during the episode: 

1. Ushaq,...


May 13, 2019

Portrait Interview of Nadir Souirgi, a visual artist, bird watcher, and teacher, currently based in New York City. 

Visit this page to view numbered artworks discussed during the episode.

All sounds used during the episode are of field recordings of birds obtained from public domain websites. Many of them were made in...