ARABESQUE

An Exploration of the Music of the Arab World

Instruments and Rhythms of the Arab World »

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.

What Makes Arabic Music Unique? »

Georges Collinet is joined by scholars and musicians to explore unique elements of Arabic
musical culture, including improvisation, ornamentation, audience participation, and the
state of "musical ecstacy."

Styles of Music of the Arab World »

Musicians from across the Arab World join Georges Collinet to discuss and demonstrate the
diverse musical culture of diverse Arabic nations, their common musical roots, and where they
believe Arabic music is headed.

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