Dr. Ramzi Salti: Stanford Lecture on Arabic Music (including video excerpts)

Dr. Ramzi Salti, Lecturer at Stanford University and Radio Host of 'Arabology' on KZSU 90.1 FM, began a weeklong series of talks titled "Ya'ani: Week of Music, Culture, and Languages of the Middle East" at Stanford on May 13, 2013 with a lecture titled '"Breaking with Tradition: An Examination of Alternative Arabic Music and Video Clips." The talk attempted to briefly showcase groundbreaking musicians and artists in Arabic music from the 1960's to the present, including (but not limited to) music that has fueled the Arab Spring.

See list of the musical artists that were discussed during the lecture at this link.

Here are some segments from the talk/dinner which took place at the Bechtel International Center on the Stanford University campus on May 13, 2013 from 6-7:30 pm.

Part 1: Intro to groundbreaking musical artists in Arabic music (http://youtu.be/c0YZAXJFYyA)

Part 2: Segment on the legendary Fairuz (http://youtu.be/ulnYo8AkM0M)

Part 3: Arab-Israeli music, 80s pop icons, Arab Spring (http://youtu.be/DHM2FfVA_7A)

Part 4: Q & A Segment about Arabic music (http://youtu.be/EJFTTuTF1A0)

Part 5: Q & A ft question by Omar Offendum (http://youtu.be/CTpBwnmyMhc)

Or view all videos in a row as a Playlist below:

Here are some pics from the event:

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