This web site aims to bring a wide variety of resources on Arab culture
and civilization to your computer, but there is much more online. This
list includes a number of other sites that you may wish to visit. For
additional print resources, consult the supplemental bibliography.
This quarterly journal is a "Review and Record of Arab Culture and Arts." It contains articles on literature, art, music, film, dance and theater, many of which can be read online at its web site.
A site that seeks to showcase all forms of creative expression--fine art, calligraphy, sculpture, music, film, etc.-- of artists of Arab descent from all over the world
Arab Artists Resources and Training
A site for a new organization intended to support Arab artists in the Performing and Fine Arts.
Spirit of Fes
Web page for the Annual Festival of Sacred Music in the Moroccan city of Fez. The festival features music and dance from a very wide variety of religious traditions.
This educational web site provides nearly everything a beginner with a serious interest in Arabic music might want to know about maqam, i.e. the modal system used in that music.
The Arab Classical Music Society
A page with a wealth of information about Arabic music in the 19th and 20th century.
A web site dedicated to Iraqi music with numerous audio samples.
Xauen Music, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the heritage of classical Oriental music from the Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, and Sephardic traditions. Their activities include sponsoring musical performances, producing scores and recordings, publishing a newsletter, and participating in educational workshops and intercultural exchange. They are based in Chicago, IL.
A website that is all about the Kanun, one of the most important instruments in Middle Eastern music. Includes video, audio, etc.
A web site devoted to Middle Eastern music
Music in Our World: Arabic Music
Information on Arabic Music from the "Music in Our World" web site.
A page Arab musical modes from the Ethnomusicology Department at UCLA
Mike's Oud Website
A web site full of information and media clips about the Oud, sometimes referred to as the "Arabic lute."
An excellent short list of links and resources devoted to music, song and dance.
Aramusic is also an online retailer of Arabic Music. Aramusic is an online retailer of Arabic music, with a site that offers many resources on Arabic music, including a great deal of music available online.
An outstanding, comprehensive site on Chaabi music from Algeria
Web site of the legendary Lebanese singer
Links to internet resources dealing with Arabic music
U. Penn Morocco article
An article on Moroccan music, dance and drama, from the U. Penn collection of articles on Arabic.
A page on Moroccan music from the Moroccan Ministry of Communication that includes mp3 samples, a music map and articles.
AMIR stands for Arabic Music Internet Reference.
Arabic music on About.com
A directory of Arabic music resources on the Internet.
Music corner of the site set up by the Toronto Arabic community
Watch music videos online
Music of Lebanon
Also includes videos
A retailer of music and movies, but with an impressive site that includes artist bios, mp3 clips, video.
Lebanese Radio playing Arabic pop
Middle East service of Radio France International
Moroccan Radio station
Radio station catering to the North African community in France
The official website of Marcel Khalife. Well-presented and well-maintained, with pictures, biographies, schedules, etc.
Tunisian singer Latifa
Web page for this incredibly talented Algerian-French Group.
Palestinian lutist Simon Shaheen
Web site devoted to this star of Egyptian Music
Lebanese singer Diana Haddad.
Lebanese singer Nawal Zoghby
Web site for this Lebanese singer.
Ragheb Alama's web site
Farid el Attrache
Web site devoted to this superstar of Arabic musical history
Web site for a non-profit organization established in 2003 to exhibit the works of artists and filmmakers from the Middle East and its diaspora in the United States.
Middle East Film from About.com
Links from the web directory service to Middle Eastern film
Zoom In Focus Productions
The web site for the Arab-American actor/director Sayed Badreya's production company, which contains some interesting information, particularly on Egyptain film
Interview with Moufida Tlatli
Interview with Moufida Tlatli, director of Silences of the Palace from The Guardian.
Web site devoted exclusively to Arab film stars and celebrities
Moroccan Cinematographic Centre
Arab Film Distribution
Ajyal Arab American Theatrical Group
Theatrical Group based in Dearborn, Michigan.
Arab Theatrical Arts Guild
Web site for this poet, writer, playwright, director and producer
A well-known dance school in New York that teaches Middle Eastern dance.
Dance company of this Lebanese dancer/choreographer