Arabesque: Explore the Rich Tapestry of Arab music

A 3-part audio series that explores different aspects of Arab music: the musical instruments of the Arab world; what makes Arab music unique; and the styles of music in the Arab world. 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.

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