Arabic and Druse Music

Arabic and Druse Music

Various Artists FW04480 / FE 4480

This 1957 release, recorded in Israel, features the music of the Druze people, which is fundamentally Arabic in character. The liner notes provide an explanation of its characteristics, such as its scale system, the maqam’at, and rhythmic modes, iqa’at, as well as notation for the tracks and translations of lyrics. Selections include classical oud music, Bedouin songs, eulogies, and wedding music.

"5,000-year-old Echoes of Humanity: Baalbek, Lebanon"

Year Released 1956
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1956 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Islamica; World
Country(s) Lebanon
Subject(s) World music

Download Liner Notes

101 Ud Music n/a 2:56
102 Welcome Song n/a 3:30
103 Love Song n/a 2:28
104 Song of Eulogy n/a 1:23
105 Songs of Praise and Joy n/a 1:04
106 Song of Eulogy n/a 2:41
107 Arab Wedding Music n/a 4:47
108 Bedouin Song n/a 2:00
109 Song of Grief n/a 2:47
201 Folk Song n/a 2:28
202 Song of Longing n/a 6:04
203 Druse Double Reed and Voices n/a 5:04
204 Druse Wedding Song n/a 3:02
205 Druse Festival n/a 5:42
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