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Although music is found everywhere in the world, different cultures shape the way they describe and transmit music. Sharing their experience of a musical collaboration from Germany, to Siberia, Sudan, and Lebanon, Hubl and Mohamed tell us what it means to connect cultures through music, by bridging not only language – but also musical – differences.

Hubl Greiner is a musician who is always pushing the musical boundaries. Since the early 70s, he has made a name for himself as an unconventional, innovative and experimental musician or composer and producer.

Mohamed Badawi is a linguist, composer and singer from Sudan. Besides oud, which is the main focus of his musical performances, he plays a specifically Sudanese bongo variant consisting of three drums. Hubl and Mohamed are both based in Konstanz, Germany and have collaborated on multiple music projects.

Intro animation created by Mike Costelloe. Music intro from Phase 3 by Xylo-Ziko, used under CC BY-NC 4.0. Video by Lilith Kugler.