Director, Arab Music Archive and Research Foundation
Instructor, Higher Institute of Music,
Université Antonins (UA)
“Regardless of the difference in religion between šayḫ Ali Mahmoud (who was Muslim) and Sami Chawa (who was Christian), they left great recordings together that serve as important references to all musicians of the Arab-oriental music tradition.”
- The Art of Tawshih: Reflections of Co-operation in Sufi Music
Mr. Mustafa Said contributed a chapter to the book [un]Common Sounds: Songs of Peace and Reconciliation among Muslim and Christian communities. He was invited to participate because of his expertise and knowledge in related fields.