Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in the musical roots of the bellydance.
Moshe Morad presents a performance given by oud player Taiseer Elias.
Neil MacGregor on mysterious faces from a harem in an ancient city north of Baghdad.
2/2. Sam Farah explores the character of Syria through its rich musical heritage.
Moshe Morad visits the childhood home of Jesus and visits a long-established oud factory.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the myths, tales and legends of the Arabian Nights.
Abdul-Rehman Malik explores the longstanding relationship between Islam and coffee.
Rajan Datar and guests explore the power of storytelling.
Jonathan Guyer examines the rise of neo-noir fiction in Egypt.