Sami Abu Shumays on Originality in Arabic Music

Flushing Town Hall Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays, co-author of the new book Inside Arabic Music, offers a brief description of how the concept of originality in traditional Arabic music is viewed differently than in Western music.

Sami highlights oral tradition, learned cultural knowledge, and improvisation in this post on the Oxford University Press Blog, which you can check out at: https://blog.oup.com/2019/09/originality-in-arabic-music/.

 

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