As an ethnomusicologist I have seen that women play certain instruments in Arab music; what are they, and why do they do this? In this article we will explore the daf, the frame drum, and… Read more.
Review: written in 2012 Making Music in the Arab World: The Culture and Artistry of Tarab. Ali Jihad Racy. 2003. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Middle East Studies, 17. xvi, 248 pp., 10 photographs, glossary,… Read more.
In this article I will look at change and tradition within Arabic secular dance music of Egypt and Lebanon, some theories of the transmission of change, and some of the artists that embody the “old… Read more.
The Egyptian Dance Formula: The Symbiotic relationship between Classical Egyptian Music and Dance “In my opinion, dancing is like drumming, like playing ney flute, or like playing piano, or like playing the oud, qanoon,… Read more.