Musiqa from Al-Andalus
Presented by Catalina Maria Johnson, with commentary and musical demonstration by professor Wanees Zarour, this musically-illustrated lecture focuses on the beautiful and complex Arab-Andalusian music that developed in the medieval courts of Seville, Granada, and Cordoba during the golden age of Muslim and Arab rule in Spain (711-1492 AD).
Catalina Maria Johnson is a public radio program writer, host, and producer. Wanees Zarour, a Palestinian musician and composer, is currently lecturer and director of the Middle East Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago. He also teaches Middle Eastern music at the Old Town School of Folk Music as well as other educational institutions.