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Music of Qatar

The music of Qatar is based on sea folk poetry, song and dance. Traditional dances in Doha are performed on Friday afternoons; one such dance is the Ardah, a stylized martial dance performed by two rows of dancers who are accompanied by an array of percussion instruments, including al-ras (a large drum whose leather is heated by an open fire), tambourine and cymbals, along with small drums. Other instruments played in Qatar include the oud and rebaba, both string instruments, as well as the Arabian flute.

Fann at-Tanbura is a type of spiritual music and dance ritual.

The Qatari Gulf Folklore Center is one of the preeminent centers for the study of the folk music of the Persian Gulf.

Qatar is currently seeking membership in the EBU with hopes of soon entering the Eurovision Song Contest.

A noteworthy cultural institution, is the Qatar Music Academy in Doha, Qatar. Their mission is "to develop promising young talent from the region to be the next generation of world-class musicians, by providing a comprehensive music education program which draws on practice, music theory and incorporates both Arab and Western classical music curriculum. QMA will provide an environment that encourages students to achieve their potential and will allow them to pursue a diverse range of career options relating to the music industry." [1]

They excel at training their students in traditional Arabic (see the Ud and Qanun) as well as European instruments. They frequently provide well reviewed concerts.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.qatarmusicacademy.com.qa/about-us/vision-and-philosophy
  2. ^ http://www.qf.org.qa/content/qf-telegraph/issue-82/qatar-music-academy-students-in-royal-performance


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