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Inside Arabic Music

By Johnny Farraj,Sami Abu Shumays
  • ISBN Code: : 019065838X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Music
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What makes hundreds of listeners cheer ecstatically at the same instant during a live concert by Egyptian diva Umm Kulthum? What is the unspoken language behind a taqsim (traditional instrumental improvisation) that performers and listeners implicitly know? How can Arabic music be so rich and diverse without resorting to harmony? Why is it so challenging to transcribe Arabic music from a recording? Inside Arabic Music answers these and many other questions from the perspective of two "insiders" to the practice of Arabic music, by documenting a performance culture and a know-how that is largely passed on orally. Arabic music has spread across the globe, influencing music from Greece all the way to India in the mid-20th century through radio and musical cinema, and global popular culture through Raqs Sharqi, known as "Bellydance" in the West. Yet despite its popularity and influence, Arabic music, and the maqam scale system at its heart, remain widely misunderstood. Inside Arabic Music de-mystifies maqam with an approach that draws theory directly from practice, and presents theoretical insights that will be useful to practitioners, from the beginner to the expert - as well as those interested in the related Persian, Central Asian, and Turkish makam traditions. Inside Arabic Music's discussion of maqam and improvisation widens general understanding of music as well, by bringing in ideas from Saussurean linguistics, network theory, and Lakoff and Johnson's theory of cognition as metaphor, with an approach parallel to Gjerdingen's analysis of Galant-period music - offering a lens into the deeper relationships among music, culture, and human community.

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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457541319
  • Total of Pages : 126
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: our-arabian-nights-on-the-terrace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is summer of 1968, a new music is in the air. A dionysan epidemic is spreading like wildfire all over the western world. Seemingly overnight, thousands of young people are waking up to leave behind security and consumerism, heading East and South in search of truth and the miraculous. An innocent girl from Northern Ontario meets a bad boy from New York. They both take a big leap into wild adventures cruising the colorful roads of Morocco. For years to come they immerse themselves together with a select group of friends in an exotic Islamic world, adding new tales to the never ending collection of The Arabian Nights. The book delivers a touching compassionate inside view into the Islamic culture, being as it is a real life anthropological study of a recently demonized people. Going deep into Moslem life, butting heads with it’s patriarchic structure, the author emerges victorious as an ardent feminist. Ms Langlois is the mother of three, two of which were in tow in their early years. She studied the healing arts after returning to the US. Besides writing, she dedicates herself to healthy food, organic farming and sustainable living in Hawaii.

On the Weave of the Sun

By Abdallah Altaiyeb
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  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Book Code : 1622127633
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: on-the-weave-of-the-sun.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This exhilarating treasure chest of short stories brings readers breathtaking imagery and heart-stopping drama. Seen through the eyes of intimate consciousness and rare perspective, On the Weave of the Sun is a treat that infinitely deepens the meaning of emotion and experience.All the stories are contemporary, but take place in different times, places and cities of the Arabic world.This rich collection transports you to the heat and dust of the desert, to the seething passions underneath, as its profound wording flows from every page. The music and rhythm of each story is very distinctive, yet the words come together to make a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.Its stories are distinctive shards of light that capture unique moments and will resonate with readers everywhere, leaving them wanting more."With themes of love and loss, of fear and recrimination, the inner pain and turmoil in the wake of conflict and violence, I was left pining for the lives of the characters who lived within these pages." – Johnathan Lewis, award-winning British author

The Hour of Sunlight

By Sami al Jundi,Jen Marlowe
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  • Publisher : Nation Books
  • Book Code : 1568586310
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: the-hour-of-sunlight.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As a teenager in Palestine, Sami al Jundi had one ambition: overthrowing Israeli occupation. With two friends, he began to build a bomb to use against the police. But when it exploded prematurely, killing one of his friends, al Jundi was caught and sentenced to ten years in prison. It was in an Israeli jail that his unlikely transformation began. Al Jundi was welcomed into a highly organized, democratic community of political prisoners who required that members of their cell read, engage in political discourse on topics ranging from global revolutions to the precepts of nonviolent protest and revolution. Al Jundi left prison still determined to fight for his people's rights—but with a very different notion of how to undertake that struggle. He cofounded the Middle East program of Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence, which brings together Palestinian and Israeli youth. Marked by honesty and compassion for Palestinians and Israelis alike, The Hour of Sunlight illuminates the Palestinian experience through the story of one man's struggle for peace.

Talking to the Enemy

By Scott Atran
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062020749
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 774
  • Pdf File: talking-to-the-enemy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Atran explores the way terrorists think of themselves and teaches us, at last, intelligent ways to think about terrorists.” —Christopher Dickey, Newsweek Middle East Editor and author of Securing the City Talking to the Enemy by Scott Atran is an eye-opening and important book that offers readers a startling look deep inside terror groups. Based on the author’s unprecedented access to and in-depth interviews with terrorists and jihadis—including Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Taliban extremists, as well as members of other radical Islamic terror organizations—Talking to the Enemy provides fresh insight and unexpected answers to why there are people in this world willing to kill and die for a cause. A riveting, compelling work in the tradition of The Looming Tower and Terror in the Name of God, Talking to the Enemy is required reading for anyone interested in making the world a safer, more secure place for everyone.

Cinnamon City

By Miranda Innes
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446421996
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: cinnamon-city.pdf

Book Short Summary:

STEP INTO THE DREAMLIKE CITY OF MARRAKECH Where passionate music, magic potions and the drama of Africa are cooled by the intuitive genius of Arabic culture. Miranda Innes and her partner were lured into buying a beautiful long-neglected riad in the heart of this pink-walled city. Only after they'd begun their restoration work did they find that nothing in this place of smoke and mirrors was quite what it seemed. In Cinnamon City Miranda Innes takes you beyond the tourist track, behind the bolted doors and deep inside the romance that is Marrakech. With lyrical and evocative descriptions of the swirling colours, flavours and aromas, this glorious book will open your eyes to this most exotic of North African cities.

Creative Research

By Hilary Collins
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474247091
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 922
  • Pdf File: creative-research.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Academic research in design can seem daunting – let Hilary Collins show you the building blocks of a great final project. The perfect companion for a research project in fashion, design or visual communication, this 2nd edition of Creative Research walks you through: · Choosing a topic · Deciding your approach · Using previous research and writing a literature review · Obtaining your own data and using it appropriately Useful case studies show best practice, revealing the links between a researcher's choice of method and the conclusions they draw. Packed with advice on how to manage your time and structure your project effectively, this edition also includes new sections on design thinking and ethnography. Collins marries theory and practice from start to finish, showing you everything you need to confidently embark on your creative research project.

Heather Raffo's Iraq Plays: The Things That Can't Be Said

By Heather Raffo
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350145181
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 301
  • Pdf File: heather-raffo-s-iraq-plays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Things That Can't Be Said: Three Plays About Iraq is a trilogy of plays by renowned Iraqi American playwright/performer Heather Raffo including 9 Parts of Desire, Fallujah: The First Opera about the Iraq War, and Noura. In these three works Raffo explores the indelible effects of war on Iraqis, Americans, and the refugees caught between the two cultures. When considered together, these three works give voice to nearly two decades of rarely examined traumas that have reshaped cultural and national identity for both Americans and Iraqis since the events of 9/11. Heather Raffo is a renowned playwright and performer whose work has been described by The New Yorker as an example of “how art can remake the world.” An American with Iraqi heritage, her work is seen as a rare bridge between western and eastern cultures. With ongoing debates about the legacy of America's foreign wars and future role in the Middle East, this volume offers a uniquely historical and deeply human perspective on the political issues of our time. Spanning a decade and a half, together these works form a mosaic of untold stories that were ground breaking in their time and continue to profoundly impact communities and classrooms internationally. 9 Parts of Desire (2003): "First Choice/The Best Shows in London" by The Times, and as one of the “Five Best Plays” in London by The Independent. Its award winning, Off-Broadway premiere ran for nine sold out months and was a critics pick of the The New York Times, Time Out, and Village Voice. The play then received productions in nearly every major regional theatre market in American before being translated for international productions in Brazil, Greece, Sweden, Hungary, India, Turkey, Malta, France, Iraq, Egypt, and Israel. It was the first commercial hit on a national and international stage by an Arab American playwright helping to birth a new genre of Middle Eastern American Theatre. Fallujah (2016) received its world premiere at Long Beach Opera before transferring to NYC Opera. The first ever opera about the Iraq War it tells a U.S. Marine's account of the battle of Fallujah it focuses on moral injury and veteran suicide. Noura (2018) won the L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award and was hailed “The Most Ambitious Premiere” of the Women's Voices Theatre Festival by The Washington Post and “stirringly powerful” by The New York Times. Told from inside the marriage of an Iraqi family, the play explores the lingering cost of exile for both recent refugees and more established American immigrants. Drawing inspiration from Ibsen's A Doll's Hous and championed as a first of its kind feminist refugee narrative, it is already being included in university curriculum both in America and abroad.

Another One

By Tony Faggioli
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : 0997897457
  • Total of Pages : 397
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: another-one.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Detective Evan Parker is being haunted by the past. After two tours in the Afghanistan War as an Army Ranger, he thought the horrors that he witnessed there were behind him. But the brutal death of his partner has now opened a dark hole of memories that are threatening to swallow Parker alive. Desperate to maintain his grip, he turns his attention to the last unsolved case that his partner left behind: the murder of Hymie Villarosa. Father Bernardino Soltera is being destroyed by the present. After ministering to the gang ridden streets of East L.A. for over twenty years, he’s lost his way. Beaten down by the havoc that drugs and violence have wreaked on the neighborhood around him, he can’t see past the pain and suffering anymore. But when a young congregant comes to him to confess that she’s pregnant and that her boyfriend has threatened her if she doesn’t get an abortion? Father Soltera decides to make one more stand. Hector Villarosa is being mocked by the future. After being released from jail he finds out that the love of his life has taken up with another man. As the leader of his gang, losing face could mean losing his life, and the fact that detectives are now asking questions about the death of Hector’s cousin Hymie isn’t helping. But that’s not the worst of it. Hector’s biggest problem is the demon that has followed him out of jail and on to the mean streets of East L.A. Three men in a neighborhood that could kill them on any given day are about to discover that good dwells in the darkest of places, those that die don’t always leave, and the veil between this world and the next is razor thin.

Essaouira and the Atlantic coast (Rough Guides Snapshot Morocco)

By Rough Guides
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  • Publisher : Rough Guides UK
  • Book Code : 0241278333
  • Total of Pages : 106
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 459
  • Pdf File: essaouira-and-the-atlantic-coast.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Essaouira and the Atlantic coast is the ultimate travel guide to this coastal area of Morocco. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Rabat's Hassan Mosque to El Jadida's Cité Portugaise and Casablanca's colonial architecture to the relaxed beaches of Essaouira. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, markets, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guide Snapshot to Essaouira and the Atlantic coast covers the coastal area just north of Rabat, as well as Rabat itself and its tightly connected neighbour, Salé, before continuing down the Atlantic shore to the commercial capital of Casablanca and the coastal resorts of El Jadida and Safi, and south to the wide beaches of enchanting Essaouira. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Morocco, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Essaouira and the Atlantic coast, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and culture and etiquette. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Morocco. The Rough Guide Snapshot to Essaouira and the Atlantic coastis equivalent to 106 printed pages.

Line of Succession

By Brian Garfield
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453237739
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: line-of-succession.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Five bombs upend the foundation of the American government Sturka is an artist with explosives. A sturdy man approaching middle age, he learned his trade on the darkest battlefields of the twentieth century: Indochina, Palestine, Guyana, Biafra, and the fetid jungles of South America, where he fought alongside Che Guevera but was quick enough not to die with him. He doesn’t know where his new employers hail from; he only knows how well they pay. Today he packs plastic explosive into the false bottoms of three handbags and two suitcases, to be left at strategic locations around Washington, D.C. But this is no ordinary café bombing. Today Sturka targets the men at the top of the American government. The attack causes a crisis of succession, the likes of which America has never seen. If the right man doesn’t take charge quickly, the country will tear itself apart.