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  • Her voice perfectly encapsulated what in Arabic tradition is known as tarab, the musical ecstasy described by the scholar Ali Jihad Racy in the following manner:

    David Shasha: The Voice of Um Kulthum: A Place to Start the Dialogue

  • For a brief moment Sunday night, I experienced tarab.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Danielson says it has to do with the Arab word tarab.

    NPR Topics: News

  • There's music to satisfy every taste this week - from western classical, to Jazz, classical Arabic music (tarab), and hip hop.

    iToot Stream

  • The album had four songs in the classical tarab style, art compositions whose aim is to bring about a shared experience of musical ecstasy (tarab) among listeners.



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  • "Outside, musicians, placard carriers, and guildsmen are jostling, intense crowd of a thousand hues, discrete voices intoning improvisations, each flowing autonomous, an effortless tarab, barely contained joy."

    Talismano by Abdelwaheb Meddeb, translated by Jane Kuntz, p 124 of the Dalkey Archive Press paperback

    September 25, 2011

  • says ""Tarab" (in Arabic) is a state of ecstasy and surrender one enters while listening, with body and soul, to music."

    September 25, 2011