On Musical Influence

Is Arabic music really Arabic?

Is Arabic music really Arabic? Dr Renee Hattar, a Jordanian ethnomusicologist, discusses historical influences on the development of Arabic music while Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, the Woolf Institute's Executive Director, unpacks the concept of 'influence' as an analytical tool.

Please note that the music clips featured in the programme have been included to demonstrate research on Arabic music for educational purposes.

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