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Yara

Yara Salahiddeen

Ethnomusicologist and vocalist of Egyptian and Palestinian song

Biography

Yara Salahiddeen is an ethnomusicologist and vocalist of Egyptian and Palestinian song. Her work examines the cultural politics of urban music-making and its consumption during the late 19th and early 20th centuries of Egypt. She is particularly interested in the influence of tarab, an Arabic aesthetic principle, practice, and repertory that valorises improvisation and musical ecstasy. In addition, she is interested in the transformation of scores and song within 20th century popular Egyptian film.

Research

Beyond 1932
Beyond 1932 : Rethinking Musical Modernity in the Middle East and North Africa (1932 MUSCON)

Investigating the 1932 Cairo Arab Music Congress.

Project status: Ongoing

Research

Beyond 1932
Beyond 1932 : Rethinking Musical Modernity in the Middle East and North Africa (1932 MUSCON)

Investigating the 1932 Cairo Arab Music Congress.

Project status: Ongoing