Arabesque: Music of the Arab World

Arabesque: Music of the Arab World

ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

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In this series, Georges Collinet, host of NPR’s Afropop Worldwide, explores the rich history and culture of the music of the Arab World. Arabic musicians and scholars demonstrate the sounds of string, wind and percussion instruments that directly influenced the development of musical instruments common to the modern Western world. The importance of universal musical concepts, such as improvisation, ornamentation and audience participation are dis...Read More
In this series, Georges Collinet, host of NPR’s Afropop Worldwide, explores the rich histo...Read More