Musicology

Musicology: Encore - Hamid Al-Saadi

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Vocalist Hamid Al-Saadi is the leading authority on the Iraqi Maqam tradition and has been named the main purveyor of the Maqam in his generation. The centuries-old tradition is unique to Iraq and is one of the most sophisticated musical forms in the Arab world. In 2003, UNESCO added Maqam to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. #musicology

Aired: 05/03/13

Rating: NR