With a music center in Gaza destroyed, artists’ shelter is now the priority

Delia Arts Center in Gaza was a core of the musical community there – until it was destroyed and looted by occupying Israeli forces. Now, musical organizations have shifted to sheltering artists, shelter that is gravely threatened by the unfolding operation in Rafah. CDM spoke to the organization about their work and their call for participation, with time or treasure, depending on your capabilities.

Listen: Falyakon, between Berlin and Ramallah, with an urgent music mix

Palestinian multi-instrumentalist and experimental DJ Falyakon has long been an inspiration to anyone who’s met her – for her energy, her vision, and the depth of feeling and activism threaded into her music mixes. We were fortunate to have her in the Refuge Worldwide studio over the weekend, in a mix that says what no opinion piece or social media post can.

Peter Kirn - February 29, 2024

Unsettling textures from Muqata’a, translated perfectly into visual form by Theresa Baumgartner

Kamil Manqus كَامِل مَنْقوص from Palestinian artist Muqata’a remains one of the essential albums of 2021 – so it’s a beautiful moment to revisit its tense microsampled timbres in combination with visual surfaces from Theresa Baumgartner.

Peter Kirn - December 16, 2021

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