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Robert Rigney

Robert Rigney


Robert Rigney

Robert Rigney is an American writer from Berlin. With the fall of the Berlin Wall he started traveling East, lived in the Czech Republic, somehow got hooked on the Balkans, did a stint in Istanbul, and is now back in Berlin, where he writes about music for Songlines and fRoots. Read more at www.robertrigney.com.



ARTICLES BY ROBERT RIGNEY


Ottoman Archery In Modern Day Istanbul

Ottoman Archery In Modern Day Istanbul

The stones take on different appearances depending on the era: Some look like barley sugars twisted together, topped by
The Resurgence of Islamic Calligraphy in Istanbul

The Resurgence of Islamic Calligraphy in Istanbul

There’s an old saying in the Islamic world that “the Quran was revealed in Mecca, recited in Egypt, and
The Carpets of Turkey

The Carpets of Turkey

The Grand Bazaar is the heart of old Istanbul. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, with more than 3,000
Refugees in the White City

Refugees in the White City

Here I was, finally in Belgrade! Disembarking after a 15-hour bus ride from Berlin, the touts swarmed around me offering