Modernity meets tradition in this unique Link TV series, a collection of short films highlighting some of the most dynamic cultural innovators in the Muslim world today -- vibrant musicians from Iran, Western Sahara, Bangladesh, and Morocco.
All episodes now streaming online!
Islam is the majority faith in 47 countries, with almost as many different cultures. This series presents spirited musicians from Iran, Western Sahara, Bangladesh, and Morocco who, whether singing, rapping or playing their instrument, bring an extraordinary voice to their art. Each artist, in his or her own unique way, breaks through tradition and stereotypes of conformity, using music as a tool for justice and peace.
Kayhan plays the kamancheh, or Persian spike fiddle. In a unique position, he represents both tradition and innovation in Iran.
For the last 13 years Mariem Hassan’s heartfelt, piercing voice has been the musical ambassador of the Western Saharan people.
Anusheh is a fiery, outspoken Bangladeshi singer-songwriter who has pioneered the fusion of traditional rural songs with rock music.
Hip-hop has only taken hold in Morocco the last six years, and it is largely thanks to H-Kayne, a group of four young men who grew up listening to Biggie and Tupac.
Series Devised by Steven Lawrence & Michal Shapiro
Series Producer: Steven Lawrence
Coordinating Producer: Maria Luisa Gambale
Associate Producer: Michal Shapiro
Series Executive: Jennifer Kirby