I am an ethnomusicologist originally from Indiana, United States, and have recently finished my thesis on American Muslim musicians through Indiana University. I’ve also become interested in Bosnian music (ilahije and sevdah), which I hope to research further. I enjoy many different kinds of music.
As for the “chef” part of my name, I enjoy cooking. I especially enjoy cooking desserts. I enjoy watching Iron Chef and imagining what I would make if I were on there. I would welcome the opportunity to take cooking classes someday.
I also enjoy animals (especially birds), languages, painting and other art, traveling, movies, and reading until books come out of my ears.
I lived in Prague, Czech Republic for 8 years, and I developed the “Muslims in Prague” page in the first few years. I hope the page is helpful, but I might not be able to answer questions as I no longer live there. If you’re on facebook, you can visit this page:
I will be including music reviews on my blog, translations, recipes, links to articles and sites, and my observations on life in, well, wherever I happen to be living at the time! So sit back with a spicy slice of ginger cheesecake and enjoy!
By the way, the contact form below is if you want to send me an email. If you want to leave a comment, that form is at the bottom of the page, below the other comments.
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