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Published on Sep 24, 2006
This clip shows Iraqi Oud master Munir Bashir (1930-1997)and his son Omar Bashir playing in the Arabic scale of Rast. Munir Bashir had a doctorate in musicology from Budapest, and was in constant rebellion against the misinterpretation of this music and it's use for commercial ends. He has been credited with restoring credentials to a music that has become debased through bending to the tasters of colonial nostalgia.