Songs of the Gulf | History

From: Al Jazeera World

4 songs from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Iraq reveal a wealthy supply of tales from the Arabian Gulf.

Racist slurs, satire, an historical Islamic “advert” and World Cup soccer pleasure are the inspirations for these 4 music tales from the Arabian Gulf.

In Kuwait, the Haydoo music was born as an expression of pleasure within the face of disagreeable slurs within the 1981 World Cup; in Oman, a satirical music a couple of cat and mouse is de facto in regards to the political scenario within the Seventies; an outdated Qatari phrase, “shoomelah”, that means “rise to him”, turned the lyrics of the nation’s important soccer anthem; and in Iraq, an historical poem in regards to the virtues of black veils turned what is taken into account the oldest “commercial” in Islamic historical past.

Away from politics and struggle, this musical mini-tour sheds gentle and provides insights right into a area typically poorly represented within the media.

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