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Maqam Nahawand: Maqamat (Musical Odes) Overview

The Maqamat (Arabic musical odes) are 8 scales in number. Contained in the mnemonic  (Made by your magic). Today's lesson is about Maqam Nahawand. It is a maqam that is romantic and passionate. It is loved by many for it's ability to bear the feeling of yearning. Yearning that from the heart that swiftly strikes [...]

By | 2017-03-25T20:38:00+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Videos|0 Comments

Podcast: Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch (Part 3)

In this “Arab Street” podcast, titled “Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch” (Part 3), you will hear Ramzy interview Ustadhah Zainab on how to conclude your visit to an Arab family’s house for lunch, all the way until the moment you’re in the car.  You’ll discover such things as: What to expect after lunch (yes, there’s [...]

By | 2017-03-16T06:29:40+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Culture|0 Comments

Podcast: Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch (Part 2)

In this “Arab Street” podcast, titled “Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch” (Part 2), you will hear Ramzy interview Ustadhah Zainab on how to continue navigating your invitation to an Arab family’s house for lunch--from “tafaddalu” to “prayer tennis.” You’ll discover such things as: The many meanings of “tafaddalu.” Will you be sitting on the floor [...]

By | 2017-03-25T20:36:58+00:00 March 9th, 2014|Culture|0 Comments