Moshe Morad goes deep into the southern desert, spending time with two Bedouin brothers, Hisham and Hashim, to find out what it means to be a Bedouin and learn about their ancient customs. He makes rare recordings of their hypnotic and beautiful music.
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Moshe Morad in the desert
Moshe Morad opens the programme from the Wadi Rum in the desert, the home of the Bedouins.
Hisham Abu Muteq, the Bedouins and the oud.
Hisham Abu Muteq tells Moshe about the Bedouins. He also plays the Oud in a sand storm.
A Hafla in the desert
In the desert Moshe discovers a Hafla. Bedouin men sit on the sand playing and singing.
Bedouin music traditions
Bedouin music traditions are explained. An old nomad Rebaba player and dancer performs.
The Rebaba and its "desert" sound
M'salm Abu Mohamad demonstrates the rebaba and its special “desert” sound.
Bedouins discuss their traditions
Bedouin hosts talk about their traditions around coffee, camels, story-telling and women.
The Shababa and Petra
Moshe meets Bedouin shepherd who plays the shababa, a Bedouin shepherd flute.
A Debka and the bagpipes
Bedouin men sing, clap hands, play the Darbukka and Scottish bagpipes!