band annie's Weblog

I have a parallel blog in French at


March 2008

Silencing the drums of war


Ali Azmat (left) and Salman Ahmad of Pakistani Sufi rock band Junoon say they perform
to “lift the veil of ignorance about Muslim cultural heritage” [GALLO/GETTY]

Shortly before his death in 1997, the Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti declared that “music is the weapon of the future”.

Since then, however, more than $3 trillion has been spent on far deadlier weapons of war which are fought in the name of peace and stability.

But these conflicts have brought neither peace nor stability.


Fairuz – Jerusalem Zahrat Almadaen

Reading in the morning

Blogosphere censorship

From Al Jazeera

And this incredible Iraqi woman :

Arab woman news

Uncensored arabwoman blues

Arab woman blues

and listen to this

Wadih el-Safi + Jose Fernandez

Blog at

Up ↑