111. ISIS to Elvis: Closer Than You Think (revisited)


We’re still traveling the globe so this episode is relevant. We talk ISIS, good Middle Eastern music and it’s influence on America.

ISIS and other Muslim extremists groups have hijacked the traditional Islamic vocal songs/chants called Anasheed. They are using the music to recruit and further their political ambitions. What might surprise you is ISIS and the American songbook have a shared musical connection. We investigate in this episode and blow your mind.

Good Middle Eastern Music

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