What culture creates this music?

What culture creates this music?

Choose an AUDIO example (not video clip) from Unit 5: Middle East and write a 150 word journal about it. Please utilize the listening guides in your textbook for this assignment. Include information about the audio example including the genre or style, instruments and form. What culture creates this music? What behaviors or activities are associated with this music? Also include your personal thoughts or feelings about your chosen audio example. Do you like it/dislike it? Why did you choose this particular example?

Your Journal should be around 150 words (5 pts), cover all of the topic points (5 pts), and be submitted on time (5 pts). There are 15 points possible for this assignment.

Middle East Audio Examples
Audio Examples ARE part of the Middle East Quiz. Please utilize the Listening Guides in your textbook when listening to these examples. Some important information to know for each example includes: the culture that creates the music, the instruments you are hearing, the song type or genre of the music, and what kinds of activities are associated with the music.

Recitation of the Koran: Khandan or Heightened Speech

Listening Guide pg.68

05 Qur’an.mp3Play media comment.

Persian Chahar Mezrab

Listening Guide pg.57

04 Chahar Mezrab.mp3Play media comment.

Arabic Maqams

Listening Guide pg.72

06 Arab Maqams.mp3Play media comment.

Arabic Taqsim

Listening Guide pg.75

07 Arab Taqsim.mp3Play media comment.

Egyptian Tahkt Ensemble featuring Umm Kulthum

Listening Guide pg.82

10 Arab Umm Kuthum.mp3


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