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Interview and Instrument Demonstration with Dwight Reynolds

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In this interview Professor Dwight Reynolds talks about his research on Egyptian epic poetry, the basics of the Arabic musical tradition and its various strains. He also demonstrates some of the most important instruments used in the tradition and the manner in which they developed into the form they have now. Focused on the Eastern, or Mashreq tradition, the interview also briefly addresses Raï music and the manner in which it differs from the Mashreqi tradition.




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