Arabic classical music question
April 11, 2012 3:02 PM Subscribe
Arabic classical music question.
posted by crapmatic to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
as a starting point of Arabic classical music, what is the style that has more energy and tempo, and where the bowed string section carries a lot of the melody? For example, more like the cellos and violins heard in this
video (which is an old Saddam propaganda video, but still, it's the closest I've found).
I'm asking because I remember having heard such music on a radio when I was briefly in Egypt about 15 years ago. Most of the samples I've found on YouTube are kind of slow paced. What I heard was faster and closer to the second video.
Is there a certain subset of Arabic classical music with this sort of style? Certain orchestras or cultures that specialize in it? I'm not sure where to look, and trying to play with YouTube search keywords is an exercise in frustration (add "tempo" or "allegro" to the query and you get tons of T-Pain and Lady Gaga stuff).