Folk Music of the Sahara: Among the Tuareg of Libya (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Anthropology, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Central African tradition merges with the rich hues of the Arab world in this look at Libyan folklore told from the unique perspective of the performer and featuring the distinctive rhythms and wailing vocals that have come to define Saharan folk music. The influence on western music is undeniable, and the passion of the musicians and enraptured audience make for a truly unforgettable visual and auditory experience.

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Africa, Arab, cultural-traditions, diversity, folklore, folk-music, independence, Libya, pride, resourcefulness, self-expression