Abstract This essay, based on the author’s fieldwork on Palestinian music and oral history, examines the position of singer and Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf in relation to the contemporary Palestinian struggle and the wider play of power in the Arab world. The issues discussed gravitate towards three main themes: …Read More »
Louis Brehony is an activist, musician, and PhD researcher at King's College London. He has published work on Palestinian musicians and artistic figures including Rim Banna, Shafiq Kabha, and Ghassan Kanafani. His current research discusses the role of oral transmission and narratives in the lives of musicians exiled from Palestine.