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Making music in the Arab world : the culture and artistry of ṭarab

Author: Ali Jihad Racy
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge Middle East studies, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A.J. Racy's pioneering study portrays in an intimate fashion Arab musical experience whilst simultaneously bringing fresh insights into how music generally affects all of us no matter what our cultural heritage might be.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ali Jihad Racy
ISBN: 0521316855 9780521316859 0521304148 9780521304146
OCLC Number: 993609853
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: xiv, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Culture --
Performance --
Music --
Salṭanah --
Lyrics --
Ṭarab in perspective.
Series Title: Cambridge Middle East studies, 17.
Responsibility: A.J. Racy.

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A. J. Racy is well known as a scholar of ethnomusicology. In this pioneering book, he provides an intimate portrayal of the Arab musical experience. The focus is tarab, a multifaceted concept which  Read more...

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'... a major contribution to studies in English on Arab music ... a must read for specialists and a very interesting book for the general reader ...'. Digest of Middle East Studies 'One could hardly Read more...

 
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