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Sharing stories of endangered cultural
heritage in the Middle East

Traditional
Textiles
and Clothing
Transmitting
Heritage
Traditional
Recipes
and Food
Shared
Sites
Disappearing
Languages
Cooks, Singers,
Dressmakers,
Scholars, and Farmers
Meet the heroes preserving threatened
culture across the Middle East
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Ferhad Feyssal (left) and Hozan Peyal (right) at their home studio in Istanbul.

Syrian Kurdish Musicians Ferhad Feyssal and Hozan Peyal are Preserving Joy

As more than half of the Syrian population remains displaced, it is natural to think of their traditional music as heritage that needs to be saved before it disappears. But for Ferhad Feyssal and Hozan Peyal, two extraordinary Kurdish musicians who fled from al-Hasakah and currently live in Istanbul, joy…[…]

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