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CD – The Age of Almehs

In nineteenth-century Egypt, female singers were known as almeh-s, and enjoyed very little public consideration, except for a few upscale artists. The twentieth century brought numerous changes to this rigidly …

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CD – Salama Higazi

Sheikh Salāmā Ḥigāzī performed as a muezzin in the ṭarīqa ra’siyya that was widespread in Alexandria in the mid 19th century, and called for prayer until his art changed the …

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CD – Qasabgi

Nicknamed the Sultan of ‘ūd, Muḥammad al-Qaṣabgī was mainly known as the song composer of the grand divas including Umm Kulthūm, Asmahān, Fatḥiyya Aḥmad, and Munīra al-Mahdiyya. Yet, this musician …

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CD – Burda

The story of «Al-Burda» goes back to the 7th century and tells about when the Prophet offered poet Ka‘b Bin Zuhayr his mantle (burda). This ḥadīth first inspired Imam Al-Būṣīrī …

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CD – Sami al Shawwa

Sāmī al-Shawwā’s star shone from the beginning of the 20th century until he passed away in 1965. Unlike all other music celebrities in the Arab World, Sāmī al-Shawwā was the …

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Book – Sami al Shawwa

Sāmī al-Shawwā’s star shone from the beginning of the 20th century until he passed away in 1965. He gave the violin a distinguished position within the Arabic takht where it …

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CD – Early Singers from Bilad-al-Sham

Before the dawn of the twentieth century and throughout the first three decades of the 1900’s, their voices and music captivated hearts and enchanted minds. They were the renowned kings …

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CD – Abd Al-Hayy Hilmi

Abd al-Hayy Hilmi, a talismanic artist in a non-conformist style of the Arab intellectual and cultural renaissance (the Nahda). At the turn of the 20th century, he was the king …

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CD – “The Voice of the Nahda Era” Yusuf Al-Manyalawi

On the occasion of the centenary of Sheikh Yusuf Al-Manyalawi’s -one of the first great musicians who recorded albums at the beginning of the 20th century- death, AMAR Foundation issued 10 CDs compiling …

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CD – An Evening of Tarab in Beirut with Fuad Zabadi

During the month of February, the Foundation conducted an advertising campaign aiming at making its goals and activities known to the Lebanese audience. This campaign was widely covered by audio-visual …

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