Traditional Arabian sawt music now available free online

Free recordings of traditional sawt music, collected from around the Arabian Peninsula, are now available directly from the Qatar Digital Library‘s archive.

You can listen to the old songs of the sailors and pearl divers for free at…ṣawt-music-arabian-peninsula

sawt players “The Qatar Digital Library (QDL) is making a vast archive featuring the cultural and historical heritage of the Gulf and wider region freely available online for the first time. It includes archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and much more, complete with contextualised explanatory notes and links, in both English and Arabic.”

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