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New Release: Professor Racy's New Book on Tarab

Making Music in the Arab World
The Culture and Artistry of Tarab

A. J. Racy

University of California, Los Angeles

Cambridge University Press

A.J. Racy is a well known scholar of ethnomusicology. In this pioneering book, he provides an intimate portrayal of the Arab musical experience. The focus is tarab, a multifaceted concept that has no exact equivalent in English and refers to the indigenous music and the ecstasy associated with it.