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  • Leywa from Kuwait (1) - Duration: 9 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 64,926 views
    Leywa from Kuwait (1)

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Leywa (or liwah) is ritual music of African origin practiced in the whole Gulf region.
    The instrument players are bas...
  • Leywa from Kuwait (2) - Duration: 9 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 6,790 views
    Leywa from Kuwait (2)

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Leywa (or liwah) is a ritual music of African origin practiced in the whole Gulf region.
    The instrument players are b...
  • Leywa from Kuwait (3) - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 6,155 views
    Leywa from Kuwait (3)

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Leywa (or liwah) is a ritual music of African origin practiced in the whole Gulf region.
    The instrument players are b...
  • Sea music from Kuwait (1) - Duration: 9 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 59,080 views
    Sea music from Kuwait (1)

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Sea music performance led by the nahhamah (singular: naham; the lead singer in sea music) Bader Al-Bulushi, Tarik ...
  • Sea music from Kuwait (2) - Duration: 8 minutes, 1 second.

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,278 views
    Sea music from Kuwait (2)

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Sea music performance led by the nahhamah (singular: naham; the lead singer in sea music) Bader Al-Bulushi, Tarik ...
  • Sea music from Kuwait (3) - Duration: 8 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,719 views
    Sea music from Kuwait (3)

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Sea music performance led by the nahhamah (singular: naham; the lead singer in sea music) Bader Al-Bulushi, Tarik ...
  • Sawt from Kuwait: ‘ya khwan ana’ - Duration: 7 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 758 views
    Sawt from Kuwait: ‘ya khwan ana’

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the sawt genre is played in ṣawt arabi (6/4 beat) and called ‘ya khwan ana’.

    The musicians ...
  • Sawt from Kuwait: ‘ya sari alleil’ - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 874 views
    Sawt from Kuwait: ‘ya sari alleil’

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the sawt genre is played in ṣawt shami (4/4 beat), called ‘ya sari alleil’ and in maqam hu...
  • Sawt from Kuwait: ‘Allah alyoum’ - Duration: 9 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,830 views
    Sawt from Kuwait: ‘Allah alyoum’

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the sawt genre is played in ṣawt arabi (6/4 beat) and called ‘Allah alyoum’.
    The musicians a...
  • Sawt from Kuwait: ‘Salem ya Salem’ - Duration: 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,201 views
    Sawt from Kuwait: ‘Salem ya Salem’

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the sawt genre is played in ṣawt khayali (12/8 beat) and called ‘Salem ya Salem’.
    The musi...
  • Fan la’buni from Kuwait - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,175 views
    Fan la’buni from Kuwait

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the Fan la’buni musical genre is played in six beats, uses call-and-response and often performed at K...
  • Sawt from Kuwait: ‘Ya ,ain maliya’ - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,636 views
    Sawt from Kuwait: ‘Ya ,ain maliya’

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the sawt genre is played in ṣawt khayali (12/8 beat) and called ‘Ya ,ain maliya’.
    The musi...
  • Samri from Kuwait: ‘ya hala belli’ - Duration: 3 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 26,688 views
    Samri from Kuwait: ‘ya hala belli’

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the Kuwaiti samri genre is called ‘ya hala belli’.
    The musicians are the ’ūd player and si...
  • Basta from Kuwait - Duration: 3 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,216 views
    Basta from Kuwait

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the Basta musical genre is called ‘hala belli’.
    The musicians are the ’ūd player and singer, Sultan Al-Must...
  • Al-Raz-Ha Dance and Music (2) - Duration: 5 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,601 views
    Al-Raz-Ha Dance and Music (2), Sur, Oman, 20/02/2014

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    A piece from a lengthy raz-ha dance/music event at a large wedding in a suburb of Sur i...
  • Al-Raz-Ha Dance and Music (1) - Duration: 8 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,176 views
    Al-Raz-Ha Dance and Music (1), Sur, Oman, 20/02/2014

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    A piece from a lengthy raz-ha dance/music event at a large wedding in a suburb of Sur i...
  • Al-Maidan Dance and Music (2) - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 914 views
    Al-Maidan Dance and Music (2), Sur, Oman, 21/02/2014 (second part)

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    A piece from a lengthy maidan dance/music event at a large wedding in a s...
  • Al-Maidan Dance and Music (1) - Duration: 6 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 816 views
    Al-Maidan Dance and Music (1), Sur, Oman, 21/02/2014 (first part)

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    A piece from a lengthy maidan dance/music event at a large wedding in a su...
  • Al-Baharna - Tribal Gathering, Qatar National Day, 2013 - Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,087 views
    Al-Baharna - Tribal Gathering, Qatar National Day, 2013

    Al-Ardha Dance with Performers from Bahrain

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Male members of several tribes who belo...
  • Al-Atteeyah - Tribal Gathering, Qatar National Day, 2013 - Duration: 6 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,634 views
    Al-Atteeyah - Tribal Gathering, Qatar National Day, 2013

    Al-Ardha Dance with Performers from Saudi Arabia

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Male members who belong to the Al...
  • Arabana Muttu performance in Qatar - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,171 views
    Arabana Muttu performance in Qatar
    Devotional Songs, Dance on Knees and Tambourines

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Arabana (or aravana) muttu is one of the important voca...
  • Making an Islamic Style End Band - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,163 views
    Making an Islamic Style End Band

    A film by Flavio Marzo and Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    This video shows a possible way to make an Islamic style end band. The sewing of the end b...
  • Sewing the Bookblock - Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 838 views
    Sewing the Bookblock

    A film by Flavio Marzo and Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    This video shows the preparation of a bookblock. It presents the making of the typical Islamic unsupp...
  • Decoration of the Leather Cover - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,223 views
    Decoration of the Leather Cover

    A film by Flavio Marzo and Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    This video the leather cover is decorated. Gold lines are traced on the surface of the leat...
  • Attaching the Cover to the Bookblock - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 689 views
    Attaching the Cover to the Bookblock

    A film by Flavio Marzo and Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    This video shows how the finished leather cover is attached to the sewn bookblock. It ...
  • Sowt from Kuwait: ’Alemtum Bi-Anni’ - Duration: 4 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,191 views
    Sowt from Kuwait: ’Alemtum Bi-Annī’

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The piece from the sowt genre is played in ṣawt Arabi (6/4 beat), called ’alemtum bi-annī’ and uses the ...
  • Galfat Shobani - Sea music from Oman - Duration: 6 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 49,596 views
    Galfat Shobani - Sea music from Oman

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    The Galfat Shobani piece belongs to the Fanun Al Bahr (Sea Music) musical genre. Galfat Shobani enacts ...
  • Mirwās Wizards from Qatar - Duration: 58 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 908 views
    Mirwās Wizards from Qatar

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    In this musical piece two musicians show their skills on the mirwās (also called marwās) drum. The small double-he...
  • Sea music from Qatar (2) - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 16,999 views
    Sea music from Qatar (2)
    Group led by: Ali Saeed Al Mari and Khalid Jaher
    from Qatar

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Sea music performance led by the naham (the lead singer...
  • Sowt ‘ya jazil al ata’ - Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,190 views
    Sowt ‘yā jazīl al ’atā’ (Sowt ‘ya jazil al ata’)
    Ibrahim Ali from Qatar

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Sowt performance by the singer and ‘ūd player Ibrahim Ali from Qatar...
  • Sowt ‘alla al-youm’ - Duration: 4 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,334 views
    Sowt ‘alla al-youm’
    Ibrahim Ali from Qatar

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Sowt performance by the singer and ‘ūd player Ibrahim Ali from Qatar (in his seventies).
    Music: ...
  • Sea music from Qatar (1) - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,164 views
    Sea music from Qatar (1)
    Group led by: Ali Saeed Al Mari and Khalid Jaher
    from Qatar

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Sea music performance led by the naham (the lead singer...
  • Sowt 'ela muhayyak' - Duration: 5 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 610 views
    Sowt ‘elā muḥayyāk’ (Sowt ela muhayyak)
    Ibrahim Ali from Qatar

    A film by Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    Sowt performance by the singer and ‘ūd player Ibrahim Ali from Qatar (in his ...
  • Preparation of the Leather Cover - Duration: 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 606 views
    Preparation of the Leather Cover

    A film by Flavio Marzo and Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    This video shows how the leather for the cover is prepared before being adhered to the boa...
  • Reproduction of an 18th Century Manuscript Binding - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 12,398 views
    Reproduction of an 18th Century Manuscript Binding

    A film by Flavio Marzo and Rolf Killius for the Qatar Digital Library.

    After a brief introduction this video shows step by step the realisation...
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