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.
Written in 2012 Music and Healing: Ethnomusicologist, Dr. Jean During and the Kurdish Music of Ostad Elahi According to The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology (Koen, ed.) the burgeoning field of Medical Ethnomusicology is doing… 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.
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.