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Episode #2841

Sacred Music of the Near East

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Sample some Islamic, Christian, and Jewish music from the Middle East on this New Sounds program. Listen to a performance by Sheik Ahmed Al-Tuni from Upper Egypt, recorded live at the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music. Also, hear Moroccan cantor Emil Zrihan, presently the cantor of the main synagogue in Ashkelon, Israel, music by Sister Marie Keyrouz from Lebanon, and much more.

PROGRAM # 2841, sacred music of the Near East (First aired on Mon, 9/8/08)

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Rabbi Haim Louk & The Arab-Andalousian Orchestra of Fez

Live, 6/00, Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

Excerpt [1:30]

For info on available recordings, try
www.haimlouk.com

The Music of Armenia

Vol. 1 – Sacred Choral Music

Bats Mez Ter [2:30]

Celestial Harmonies #13115
www.harmonies.com

Emil Zrihan

Ashkelon

Maka Shelishit [7:30]

Piranha #1260.
www.piranha.de*

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tuni

Live, 7/01, Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

Songs in Praise of Sidi Aboul Hassan [20:00]

Al-Tuni's CD Sultan of All Munshidin is available from Amazon.com

Soeur Marie Keyrouz

Cantiques de l’Orient

Ya Sakban Min Nour [12:30]

Harmonia Mundi #901577**
www.harmoniamundi.com*

The Music of Armenia

Vol. 1 – Sacred Choral Music

Sirt Im Sasani [2:00]

See above.

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