Created by

The Kennedy Center

ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World

HRH Foundation

A. Huda and Samia Farouki
The State of Kuwait
The State of Qatar
The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Additional support is provided by:
The Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Bahrain
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development
The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Alice and David Rubenstein
Saudi Aramco
The Ford Foundation
Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian
Elaine and Steve Wynn
Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley and Mr. Smith Bagley
The Laura Pels Foundation
The Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts

Presented in cooperation with the League of Arab States


Produced by

Site development by Threespot
Additional programming by John Venable
Media used under Creative Commons license

The Music of the Arab World

Audio production by R. L. Paul Productions
Mastering by Steve Hansgen

Special Thanks to

Georges Collinet, Afro-Pop Worldwide
Anne Elise Thomas, The Jefferson Performing Arts Center, Roanoke, VA
Ali Jihad Racy, PhD, Department of Ethnomusicology, UCLA
Hamza Raihi
Amine Raihi
Tariq al Nasser
Djamel Laroussi
Salma al Assal
Simone Shaheen
Debbi Mohammed Amine
Kennedy Center International Programming

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