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.
There aren’t many Arab dance ethnographies in ethnomusicology, and this one in particular is important for Arab dancers to understand. I wrote this in 2011. A Trade Like Any Other By Karin Van Nieuwkerk Introduction:… Read more.
I’ve had several dancers ask me for article references that deal with the discourse of music and dance interrelationship. Here are some that I compiled while in school; I’m sure there are more now! If… Read more.
I have several dance articles that I will share with you on my blog. I feel that the situation in Syria is so tragic, that we cannot forget what it was like before this war… Read more.