MofA Week 6
Folk music and folkloricization
Listening examples to accompany readings and class discussions:
Fidjeri songs of the Arabian Gulf
Fidjeri songs of the Arabian Gulf (Touma, The Music of the Arabs, pp. 88-95).
Roots of Rai: Cheikha Remitti
The Sira Hilaliyya
The Sira Hilaliyya (Reynolds, D. F. (1994). Musical Dimensions of an Arabic Oral Epic Tradition. Asian Music, 26(1), 53-94.)
The Egyptian mawwal
Egyptian mawwal (Cachia, P. (1977). The Egyptian Mawwal: Its Ancestry, Its Development, and Its Present Form. Journal of Arab Literature, 8, 77-103.)
The Red Sea Simsimiyya
The Simsimiyya of the Red Sea region. (Shiloah, A. (1972). The Simsimiyya: A Stringed Instrument of the Red Sea Area. Asian Music, 4(1), 15-26.)
The audio presents two excerpts from a Paris performance by the Tanbura group from Port Said.