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Episode 126 [in English]: The Beachy Afghan

It was such a pleasure to talk to The Beachy Afghan, the wonderful creator of the IG platform thebeachyafghan.  We discussed her experience as the child of Afghan immigrants in Germany post-9/11, our shared frustration with the incorrect assumption of homogeny that is often made about the regions surrounding the SWANA region and around Afghanistan and its surrounding region, and so much more!

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Episode 125 [in English]: Eliz Murad

Note: This episode was recorded two days before the Beirut explosion.  Please see Nadia’s post from August 7th for relief fundraisers, updates, and more.


Lebanese-French singer Eliz Murad joined us to talk about the new band she is developing, The Sabayas!  We also discussed her former band, Teleferik.  Eliz is creating The Sabayas with Moroccan-French drummer Nadine Talif, combining Arabic with rock, blues, and soul.  Eliz was told – while on Lebanese TV – that she was the first Arab woman to sing in Arabic and mix it with rock and roll.

During this episode, we talked about navigating the music industry as an Arab artist in France, Eliz’s journey as a musician, the making of music videos with Teleferik, and more.  Check out Teleferik’s track/video “Behlam Fik” on Youtube:

Follow @elizh.murad on IG, as well as @the_sabayas

Logo for The Sabayas by Tracy Chahwan

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