Sounds for a New Golden Age: Oud Maestro Marcel Khalife Unites Family Talents, Builds Powerful Bridges in a Season of Distrust
I call to you before speech
I fly with you, holding your waist even before I reach you
how many times can you put my soul's addresses
in the beaks of these pigeons? And vanish like the distance on the slopes
so that I may realize that you are Babylon, Egypt, and Syria.
--Mahmoud Darwish, “Andalusia of Love”