From the Library: Music of the Middle East

Today’s pro­gram includes music that ranges from Moroc­co to Pak­istan, ancient to mod­ern, spare rhythms to ornate vocal­iza­tion. The mix tends heav­i­est to Per­sian and to tra­di­tion­al music, but pop musi­cians will make occa­sion­al appear­ances, as well as Israeli, Egypt­ian, and Turk­ish musi­cians. The pro­gram also includes musi­cians who are not from the Mid­dle East but whose music is inspired by the tra­di­tions of the region.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gram now in-world at, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gram is pre­sent­ed by Otenth Pader­born.

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For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world.

Image: Egypt­ian cal­lig­ra­phy of the first four vers­es (ayat) of Al-Alaq, the 96th chap­ter (surah) of the Qur’an, from Wiki­me­dia Com­mons.

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