Exploring Andalusia’s Islamic history

The majesty of southern Spain is a testament to a history peppered with cultural and religious differences. Today, those are celebrated as part of its beauty. By Arwa Aburawa. The story goes that when the ruler of Granada, Muhammad XII of Granada, was forced out of the city in January 1492, he took one last look … Read more

Peter’s picks: Al Firdaus Ensemble creates video tribute to Al-Andalus

The music group’s wide-ranging influences come together in a visually stunning homage to Muslim Spain. Rarely do I hear music infused with as much heart and soul as the delightful songs by Al Firdaus Ensemble. Speaking to the group just before the release of their new video, I was fascinated to learn more about their inspiration … Read more