Tag Archive: Ali Jihad Racy

Louisville Arabic Orchestra

I like the sound of that.  Amidst all the hustle and bustle surrounding recent events with the Louisville Orchestra and Kentucky Opera (which likely won’t have an orchestra for their next production) and… Continue reading

khāmāt ṣawtiyyah

Another interesting blurb from A.J. Racy’s Making music in the Arab world: the culture and artistry of ṭarab Notably, the aesthetic of individuality is consistent with timbral specialization within the traditional ensemble. The… Continue reading

on being a fannan asil…

I posted a bit about “authenticity” and the issues modernization and Westernization in indigenous Art Music traditions previously. Here’s a quote from Ali Jihad Racy’s article, “Musical Aesthetics in Present-Day Cairo,” that illustrates… Continue reading

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