Mariam Hamdani, 75, is the leader of Zanzibar’s only all-female band, a subtle and empowering project that defies the extremism growing among sheikhs on the island.
Katie Nadworny is an Istanbul-based writer who specializes in travel, art, and the intersection of politics and culture, especially in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. She is a contributor to Cornucopia Magazine, a bi-annual glossy for connoisseurs of Turkey, and her work has appeared in National Geographic, The Independent, and BBC Travel, among other places.
It’s one of the last wild mountain ranges in Europe, its isolation creating the feeling that this is a place removed from time. But that may all soon disappear.