The ambitious project has set about the task of preserving Syria’s pre-war musical history, and has collected over 400 tapes spanning a plethora of regions and genres.
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We speak to Saba Zavarei, the founder of Radio Khiaban, a podcast dedicated to addressing the policing of women’s voices and bodies, through radical, everyday fun.
"Populations from the Arabian Peninsula and those from the African continent have crossed, migrated, and mixed both within and outside the institution of slavery for thousands of years. In many places and communities, it would be difficult to even distinguish who is ‘African’ from who is ‘Arabian.’"