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Jucifer explore resilience through transforming Arabic and Central Asian sounds on نظم

Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar Livengood of avant-metal powerhouse Jucifer are a married couple, which means that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the duo’s creative process hasn’t been disrupted like those of bands whose members can’t “pod up.” Formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1993 and nomadic since 2000, when they began touring full-time, Jucifer are most […]

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Abouna (Our Father)

This understated but affecting 2002 drama, which director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun says is one of just three features ever made in Chad, should be required viewing for American kids who think they’ve got troubles. The father of two boys disappears; the mother, unable to cope, enrolls the boys in a remote and harsh Islamic school. Haroun’s […]