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

    September 25, 2011

  • "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