Beirut 20/21 presents a music production scene in its own image, with Khyam Allami

In a time of crisis atop crisis, we’ve followed the diverse musical voices of Beirut artists as they found a way to keep making music. Here, as part of a larger project and assembled by musician and tuning champion Khyam Allami, is a sampling of music from this past year.

A brilliant, diverse Indian compilation seeks urgent support for COVID relief in India

Deep and wide-ranging, this musical selection of productions entirely from artists of the Indian diaspora urgently seeks your support. As the medical system fails in India, the artists are working with essential community organization on the ground serving some of the most marginalized.

Peter Kirn - May 20, 2021

Detroiters launch an Underground Music Academy; dig into the history and support their efforts

Legends Mad Mike and Wajeed have an idea to build support for communities of marginalized music makers – right in the heart of Detroit. That effort might have gotten upstaged by the election, so now is the perfect time to dig in – and recall some of Detroit’s own history.

Peter Kirn - November 20, 2020

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