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The Arabian Nights

Anne McElvoy is joined by Shahidha Bari and Houda Echouafni to discuss the Arabian Nights, the collection of stories and folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age.

New Generation Thinker Shahidha Bari and the Moroccan actress Houda Echouafni who played Sheherazade in a six hour stage version at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, trace the history of the One Thousand and One Nights, the collection of stories and folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age which has enthralled readers for centuries. Anne McElvoy presents.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.

20 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Etude Tableau in G min

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (piano).
  • Trad Mallorcan

    The Barrel Organ

    Ensemble: Follow the Rats.

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