Current Articles

Brownbook caught up Jordanian musician Kamal Musallam amid the festivities of the first ever edition of the Gulf Music Festival

From Beirut with Love

New York, USA

A six dollar manousheh is taking New York by storm

24 Hours in Constantine

Constantine, Algeria

Bridging the gap between old and new, Constantine is Algeria’s most beguiling city

Signs of the Times

Amman, Jordan

Graphic design duo Wajha are offering barbershops, tailors and other small Jordanian businesses a fresh makeover – for free


Kidal, Mali

The rebellious Tuareg rock band return with their signature sound of gritty guitars and soulful Tamasheq dirges

Sleepless in Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

From the nightclubs of Cannes to the medina of Marrakech, even Mos Def is a fan of Norya Ayron’s transformation from party girl to fashion designer

Buried in the Alps

Altach, Austria

An Islamic cemetery has become a source of architectural solace, deep in the alpines of Austria

The Berber Cowboy

Tizgui, Morocco

Laila Hida documents the red canyons of Morocco – on horseback

The Magic of Mate

Shouf, Lebanon

Drunk by both Pope Francis and Che Guevara, the South American drink of mate has strong roots in the Middle East

Aya Metwalli

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo-based Aya Metwalli's dramatic guitar jangles and echoey vocals hang somewhere between folk, post-folk and anti-pop