Rel 96-11 (MLL 96-11, GS 96-11) Musical Ecstasy in the Arab World (4)

In the tradition of the Arabs, poetry is born of song, and song is in turn the ultimate expression of intense erotic joy and longing.  This course introduces students to the captivating musical experience of being "carried away" by a musical performance, whether you are the listener or the musician.  Students will explore the history and the development of  "Aghaanii Tarab" (Tarab songs), as they get "carried away" by the rich and pervasive musical legacy of Egypt, Syria and Lebanon in the modern age.  (HU)




Christine Kalleeny

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