Dissonance and Harmony

Dissonance and Harmony

Arabic Music Goes West

DVD - 2008
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Follow a group of musicians from the Middle East as they travel to the United States to work with American musicians, form bonds, entertain people, and discuss how the political situations in their countries have direct effects on their music, careers, and beliefs. Features Egyptian pop star Saad El Soghayar, Jordanian composer and devout Muslim Tareq Al Nassar, Lebanese hip-hop artist Wael Kodeih (a.k.a. Rayess Bek), Lebanese activist Tania Saleh, and Ilham Al Madfai, an Iraqi guitarist who was the first to play traditional Iraqi folk music on Western instruments.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2008.
ISBN: 9780793670079
Call Number: 781.62 DISSONANCE
Characteristics: 1 DVD (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Music -- Arab countries -- History and criticism.
Musicians -- Arab countries.
Music in intercultural communication.
Digital video disc.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction films.


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Aug 20, 2018

An interesting and honorable effort by an impresario to bring together musicians from Arabic lands to perform together in Los Angeles. Some of the musicians are unforgettable characters: from the one-man non-stop party, Soghayar, to the older and wise Madfai, to the delicacy and musical talent of Nassar, it makes for an interesting story.


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