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Orchestra Of Tetouan

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Arab-Andalusian Music, Live

Saturday, December 03, 2011

The Orchestra of Tetouan, Morocco, performs classical Arab-Andalusian music live in our studio.  The north Moroccan port city of Tetouan, just a few dozen miles by sea from the southern tip of Spain, became a refuge for Sephardic Jews and Muslims escaping the demise of the culturally rich Al-Andalus and the fall of Granada (the last Muslim city in Spain), in 1492.  The music comes from centuries before that – as far back as the 9th Century - and can be traced to an Afro-Arab musician and poet, Ziryâb, a descendant of Persian slaves of African heritage.

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New Sounds

Arab-Andalusian Music, Live

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Orchestra of Tetouan, Morocco, performs classical Arab-Andalusian music live in our studio.  The north Moroccan port city of Tetouan, just a few dozen miles by sea from the southern tip of Spain, became a refuge for Sephardic Jews and Muslims escaping the demise of the culturally rich Al-Andalus and the fall of Granada (the last Muslim city in Spain), in 1492.  The music comes from centuries before that – as far back as the 9th Century - and can be traced to an Afro-Arab musician and poet, Ziryâb, a descendant of Persian slaves of African heritage. 

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