Presented by Jonny Lawrence
In this week's episode, we listen to lots of Persian music as we hear Mawlana Jami's version of the story of Yusuf and Zulaykha!
In this week's episode, we listen to lots of modern Arabic music and the story of Bayad wa Riyad, a thirteenth century Andalusian 'novel' about a pair of wondrous lovers... and the manuscript whence our image comes!
In this week's episode, we hear two stories. Firstly, we hear the story of Hudha, the pre-Islamic Christian king of Yamama and then the story of the Day of the Tree. Music by Sabah, Fairuz, Haifa Wahbe, Ehab Tawfiq and a remix of Warda.
In this week's episode, we talk about famous Umayyad love poet Umar ibn Abi Rabi'a, his scandalous life, loves and rehabilitation across the last thousand years. We will chart various stories about the poet and how his poetry relates to life and how he is seen. We also listen to Warda, Fairuz, Lena Chamamyan and Mashru' Leila.
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!