Music performed by the legendary Lebanese singer Fairuz.
Zeybek dance music from eastern Turkey. A slow 9 beat cycle feel is the most characteristic feature of this song structure.
Modern ishumar music of the Tuaregs - a nomadic group from Saharan Africa. Hosted by prospective DJ Elena Goldstein.
Interview with multi-instrumentalist Bassam Saba, artistic director of the New York Arabic Orchestra, who will be performing at a concert at Miller Theater, Columbia University on Oct 24th, 2012, at 8 pm.
An interview with the Turkish classical vocalist Ahmet Erdoğdular.
The sipsi, a little red clarinet, and the duduk, a double-reed woodwind instrument, of the Yayla pasturelands of Turkey.
Cassette donated by Misha Masud.
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