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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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Sat 13 Sep 2008 15:00

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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.

    Duration: 04:10

  • Music Played

    • Hisham Abu Muteq

      Walatini

      Performer: Hisham Abu Muteq (oud/vocal)

      • BBC location recording - Moon Valley, Wadi Rum, 16 May 2007.
  • 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.

    Duration: 04:18

  • Music Played

    • Hisham Abu Muteq

      Oud Solo

      Performer: Hisham Abu Muteq (oud)

      • BBC location recording - Moon Valley, Wadi Rum, 16 May 2007.
  • A Hafla in the desert

    In the desert Moshe discovers a Hafla. Bedouin men sit on the sand playing and singing.

    Duration: 04:59

  • Music Played

    • Bedouin Musicians in Jordan

      Dehiya

      Performers: Hisham Abu Muteq (vocals/oud); Hashim Abu Muteq, Awad Mohamad (ouds); M'salm Abu Mohamad (rebaba/dance)

      • BBC location recording - Wadi Rum, 15 May 2007.
  • Bedouin music traditions

    Bedouin music traditions are explained. An old nomad Rebaba player and dancer performs.

    Duration: 09:25

  • Music Played

    • Bedouin Musicians in Jordan

      Temanita

      Performers: Hashim Abu Muteq, Hisham Abu Muteq (vocals/oud); Awad Mohamad (oud); M'salm Abu Mohamad (rebaba/dance)

      • BBC location recording – Wadi Rum, 15 May 2007.
  • The Rebaba and its "desert" sound

    M'salm Abu Mohamad demonstrates the rebaba and its special “desert” sound.

    Duration: 10:39

  • Music Played

    • Hisham Abu Muteq & M'salm Abu Mohamad

      Hgeni

      Performers: Hisham Abu Muteq (oud); M'salm Abu Mohamad (rebaba)

      • BBC location recording - Moon Valley, Wadi Rum, 16 May 2007.
    • M'salm Abu Mohamad

      Rebaba Demonstration

      • BBC location recording - Wadi Rum, 15 May 2007.
    • Bedouin Musicians in Jordan

      Latekadar

      Performers: Hashim Abu Muteq, Hisham Abu Muteq (vocals/oud); Awad Mohamad (oud); M'salm Abu Mohamad (rebaba/dance)

      • BBC location recording - Wadi Rum, 15 May 2007.
  • Bedouins discuss their traditions

    Bedouin hosts talk about their traditions around coffee, camels, story-telling and women.

    Duration: 10:52

  • Music Played

    • Hisham Abu Muteq & Awad Mohamad

      Improvised Oud Solo with Darbuka

      Performers: Hisham Abu Muteq (oud); Awad Mohamad (darbuka)

      • BBC location recording - Moon Valley, Wadi Rum, 16 May 2007.
  • The Shababa and Petra

    Moshe meets Bedouin shepherd who plays the shababa, a Bedouin shepherd flute.

    Duration: 05:08

  • Music Played

    • Muhand Mohammad

      Improvised Shababa Solo

      • BBC location recording - Petra, 17 May 2007.
  • A Debka and the bagpipes

    Bedouin men sing, clap hands, play the Darbukka and Scottish bagpipes!

    Duration: 08:43

  • Music Played

    • Bedouin Musicians at the Dead Sea

      Debke Dance Medley.

      Performers: Tarek Nawagi (bagpipes), Abas Nawagi, Abdullah Rakhman Amaren, Taleb Alumar

    • Bedouin Musicians at the Dead Sea

      Deyiye

      Performers: Tarek Nawagi (bagpipes), Abas Nawagi, Abdullah Rakhman Amaren, Taleb Alumar

      • BBC location recording – Dead Sea, 18 May 2007.

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