The Sacred Rage, an all-star compilation for Beirut, as Lebanese fundraisers find an audience

When words fail, perhaps there is music. Morphine Records dropped its compilation The Sacred Rage last night, a profoundly personal LP. And even with a storm of crises the world over, these projects find receptive music lovers. On this moment, and the music it is assembling:

Support the people of Beirut: music to discover, ways to give to vulnerable communities

This week saw a catastrophic explosion atop layers of existing crises in Beirut. From Lebanese artists – and their extended family of music makers around the world – comes an answer in sound, and a call for help.

Peter Kirn - August 7, 2020

Bandcamp Friday is a chance to support Iranian music artists, too

Like a peak-season bounty of fruits and vegetables, music is a haul that’s never too bountiful. So since we’ve featured a lot of music from Iranian artists lately, here are picks from Iran.

Peter Kirn - August 7, 2020

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