Image taken from Hadith Bayad wa Riyad, the only surviving illustrated Arabic manuscript from Andalusian Spain: a story of two lovers and their fateful demise… Tune in for more content/

Image taken from Hadith Bayad wa Riyad, the only surviving illustrated Arabic manuscript from Andalusian Spain: a story of two lovers and their fateful demise… Tune in for more content/

Musiqa

Presented by Jonny Lawrence

Tuesdays 16:00-17:00 


In this week's episode of Musiqa, we hear more bawdy stories of Arabic love affairs and listen to an array of music from Warda, Maritta Hallani and the Sharmoofers. Book recommendation is the The Islamic Enlightenment and film recommendation is Oriented.

In this week's technology challenged episode, we hear more stories of Arabic lovers of yore, whilst listening to the likes of Sabah, Nancy Ajram and Umm Kulthum, who features as our singer of the week! Book recommendation: Beirut Nightmares by Ghada al-Samman and Film recommendation: Amrika!

Episode 1: In this week's episode of Musiqa, we hear music from Fairuz, Amr Diab, Sabah, Rola Saad and Mashru' Layla. We also hear the story of an 8th century nymphomaniac murderess who has sex with various family members secretly and discuss Arabic music, the Lebanese civil war and film and book recommendations. Something for everyone!

Season 1