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Between 2006 and 2010, Jason Hamacher made many trips to Syria to photograph and record ancient chants. Jason Hamacher/Lost Origins Productions hide caption

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Before War, A Punk Drummer Preserved Syrian Chants

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Ancestral Dhikr from Allepo
Mowashah Habbatha Al Dugah Nawa

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Douglas and Caine Find 'Present Joys' In The Sacred Harp Songbook

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Supplication Dave Douglas & Uri Caine
Bethena

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Stick With 'The Knick,' A Medical Drama With Amazing Inventions

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Ares and Gaea Zubatto Syndicate