I wonder if you can introduce yourself to the readers of Berlin Bazzar. My name is Shiran, and I am a singer and a songwriter. I’m from Israel. I have Yemeni roots and Iraqi roots. How did you start your career as a singer? I started to sing when I was very young. I was in all kinds of ensembles ...

On a cold Saturday evening in January, the Israeli DJ, Gal Kadan gives a talk on Mizrahi music (Oriental Jewish music) at Lefter Records, a basement record shop in Kreuzberg. Around him, a mixed Israeli-German crowd has gathered to listen to Gal  talk about the gradual rise of Mizrahi music in Israel, from sidelined musical style to hot in-demand sound. Mizrahi ...