Academic journal article Yearbook for Traditional Music

WEST ASIA: 'Abd Al-Hayy Hilmi 1857-1912: An Anthology

Academic journal article Yearbook for Traditional Music

WEST ASIA: 'Abd Al-Hayy Hilmi 1857-1912: An Anthology

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WEST ASIA

'Abd al-Hayy Hilmi 1857-1912: An Anthology. 2013. Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research P1131188. Recorded and edited by Lama Sawaya. Mastered and supervised by Mus?afá Sa'id. Annotated by Mus?afá Sa'id, Frédéric Lagrange, and Nidaa Abou Mrad. 72-page booklet with notes in English, French, and Arabic. English translation by Joyce Akl; Arabic translation by Fadi al-'Abdallah. Colour and b/w photographs, glossary, bibliography. 4 CDs, 11 tracks (75:27), 8 tracks (76:36), 13 tracks (77:10), and 13 tracks (73:00).

In recent decades, Arab music, especially in Lebanon, has witnessed a serious interest in researching, preserving, and performing a musical heritage that flourished, particularly in Egypt, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Contributing to this development has been the Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research (AMAR) established by Kamal Qassar in Lebanon in 2009. Recently AMAR has released several multi-CD audio anthologies featuring collected works by major early twentieth-century artists, including the Egyptian vocal celebrity 'Abd al-Hayy Hilmi (1857-1912). Hilmi's four-CD album, which contains forty-five items transferred from 78-rpm discs, incorporates an elaborate booklet that includes well-researched and highly informative essays in Arabic, French, and English versions by notable experts on the subject matter, namely, Nidaa Abou Mrad, Frédéric Lagrange, and Mustafá Sa'id. …

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