Masala World Music Series Analysis

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Masala World Music Series: Kenan Adnawi, Syrian Oud and Tareq Rantisi, percussion.
• Each of Kenan and Tareq have are have their own unique contribution in music felid. They went to different schools and studies different area of music. Similarly, these two musician are utilizing the music as job by offering teaching classes and workshops. Because these two individuals are living in the US, they constantly touring different states such as California, Massachusetts and New York.
• The music played is from originated in a wide range of middle eastern countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria.
• The Middle eastern culture is complex and diverse. Obviously, this is reflected in the music and its different
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I asked both of the musicians “giving the fact the divesting conditions that both of Palestine and Syria is going under, how could you address this issue in your own music?” they provide me with an interesting answer. Both of them agreed that they are not blind to what is going on in their homes. They stated that through music, the Syrian and Palestinian music can be represented in foreign countries and to foreign audience. Therefore, music is their sword in this battle.
• If there is one word that describe my whole experience of attending this concert, then that word is belonging.
• During the workshop, two musical compositions were played. The first one was just too beautiful to listen to. It is a song for a very famous Lebanese singer called Fairuz, who I really admire. The song is mainly pottery describing the beauty of a girl. on the other hand, the other composition was a rhythmic composition is which the audience were asked to engage by clapping on certain beats.
• The maqam or the melody type consisted of three main types. Nahawand (major), Ajam (minor) and Rast. Obviously, the maqam is recognized as microtone, a term that we discussed earlier in class. That is to say that Arabic music is not based on the twelve-tone western

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