Music

Bio Said Murad

Composer, oud player, and founder of the band Sabreen, which revolutionized Arab music and the Jerusalem music scene

Bio Salvador ‘Arnita

A leading Jerusalemite musician and composer whose output in Palestine and Lebanon includes at least 200 compositions—symphonies, concerts, orchestra works, and anthems

Photo Essay The YMCA: A Cherished Social Hub during the Mandate Years

The Jerusalem YMCA was the social, athletic, and cultural hub for Jerusalemites during the British Mandate years.

Blog Post The al-Bustan Scout Troop Offers a Rare Respite for the Youth of a Traumatized Silwan Neighborhood

Children find joy, purpose, and belonging in scouting in al-Bustan, Silwan.

Blog Post “Stand Up Jerusalem”: 26th Annual Jerusalem Music Festival Showcases Palestinian Talent from Near and Far

Under the theme “Stand Up Jerusalem,” the Jerusalem Music Festival returned for a 26th year featuring six days of music, drama, comedy, and dance.

Blog Post Jerusalem as It Was and What It Could Be Again

Jerusalem was once a vibrant regional hub with a dynamic civil society, but its natural evolution was abruptly halted by the cataclysm of 1948. A book review.

Blog Post 25th Jerusalem Festival Brings Joy and New Talent to the Community

Palestinian musicians brought their inventive jazz, classical Arabic music, and hip-hop blends to the 25th annual Jerusalem Festival in August 2021.