L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie: Senam-Mosso

Unique and rare sounds from the Middle East in a look at the creative publication's current music issue

Lebanese composer and music producer Zeid Hamdan is behind some of the country’s biggest regional and alternative bands. “Balekeh” is a song from 2011 performed by his band, Zeid and the Wings, from their album Aasfeh. Here, he takes the already soothing pop tune down just a perfect soulful notch with the acoustic version—”with a few ghosts on back vocals.” Beautifully saccharine, the music video …

Brownbook 22

A North Africa issue from the newly-redesigned mag covering contemporary Middle Eastern culture

Dubai-based Brownbook Magazine celebrates the 22nd issue of their “urban guide to the Middle East” with a focus on North Africa—all done up in their recently-debuted redesign. The fresh look includes a new Arabic-inspired font that blends seamlessly with text (primarily in English) for a magazine with a style as worldly as the stories it features. At three years in, the bimonthly publication’s content covers …