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Caption: An Arab musician demonstrates traditional upright fiddle-playing
An Arab musician demonstrates traditional upright fiddle-playing 

Instruments and Rhythms of the Arab World

From: ARTSEDGE
Series: Arabesque: Music of the Arab World
Length: 13:31

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Georges Collinet on the instruments and rhythms of the Arab World

Violin_small Host Georges Collinet (Afropop Worldwide) explores the fascinating history and sounds of musical instruments of the Arab World, many of which are direct ancestors of modern Western musical instruments.

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Host Georges Collinet (Afropop Worldwide) explores the fascinating history and sounds of musical instruments of the Arab World, many of which are direct ancestors of modern Western musical instruments.

Transcript

IN: (MUSIC) This is Arabesque – an exploration of the music of the Arab world

OQ: for the Performing Arts.
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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
MO 3 Amine and Hamza Amine and Hamza 2008 Limited Edition CD. 2008 :00
GH8 Amine and Hamza Amine and Hamza 2008 Limited Edition CD. 2008 :00
Al Ala Al-Andalusiya Omar Metioui Ensemble Deus et Diabolus. Karon 1999 :00
Oud Improvisation Naseer Shamma The Fire This Time. Hidden Art 2003 :00
Passport Marcel Khalife Promises of the Storm. Nagam 1999 :00
Hamza El Din Nubala (Nubiana) Music of Nubia. Vanguard Records 1964 :00
Untitled song performed by Dinka singers Dinka singers Music of the Sudan: The Role of Song and Dance in Dinka Society, Album Two: Women's Dance Songs. Smithsonian Global Sounds 1976 :00
Drumming performed by Dinka People of Abyei Dinka People of Abyei Music of the Sudan: The Role of Song and Dance in Dinka Society, Album Three: Burial Hymns and War Songs. Smithsonian Global Sounds 1976 :00