Instruments and Rhythms of the Arab World

Instruments and Rhythms of the Arab World

Arabesque: Music of the Arab World

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To western ears and eyes, musical instruments and of the Arab World may seem exotic. Host Georges Collinet (NPR’s Afropop Worldwide) is joined by scholars and musicians to explore the sounds and history of Arab musical instruments, such as the qanun, the oud, the rebab and the nay. The rhythms and musical tonality that help define the rich sound of Arabic music are explored in this informative podcast.
To western ears and eyes, musical instruments and of the Arab World may seem exotic. Host ...Read More