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Proudly produced in the year 1418 (by the Muslim calendar), volume two of the relatively far-reaching Music of Islam series focuses on the nomads of Southern Egypt. The ud and the rebab figure heavily in this music, providing the backdrop to every possible song. Combined with this is the general chorus of vocalists and handclaps accompanying the leader of the troupe. The music is performed wonderfully, though the requisite repetition could prove itself a bit much for the casual listener. Another nice note on this album: The liner notes are more than extensive, delving into the history of Islam and all things related to it. For a curious listener, this Music of Islam series could prove itself quite fulfilling. A single volume alone, however, might not be expansive enough to provide an appreciation of the forms.

-Adam Greenberg, allmusic.com

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THE MUSIC OF ISLAM VOLUME TWO: MUSIC OF THE SOUTH SINAI BEDOUINS (1998 compilation)
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