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Monday, April 18

Bedouins Favourite Musical Instrument

"Arabic Rababah, arab fiddle, the earliest known bowed instrument and the parent of the medieval European rebec. It was first mentioned in the 10th century and was prominent in medieval and later Arab art music. In medieval times the word rabab was also a generic term for any bowed instrument."
Encyclopaedia Britannica
PS. Notice the Arabic coffee behind him, It is a kind that prepared on hot coal.


  • lovely picture, I would pay to sit like that and enjoy the culture

    By Blogger Omar, at 19/4/05 2:10 AM  

  • Excellent Photo Ghalia!
    It reminds me of the Bedouin sitcoms I used to watch on Syrian TV on Fridays (remember Syrian TV?!!).
    BTW I tried this Bedouin coffee several times, it’s DELICIOUS:)

    By Blogger Rami, at 19/4/05 7:37 AM  

  • its also the parent of the violin :)

    By Blogger Roba, at 25/4/05 2:23 AM  

  • obviously, the man on the right hand side is not photogenic, or from the secret services, or flashophobe, or shy.... lol
    nice post, i think this is quite hard to play because there's not some others string which means than u have to be pretty good, to make a music, pleasant at ears! it's more difficult than some strings together.

    By Blogger Oz, at 25/4/05 7:40 PM  

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