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To honor the Muscat Festival, which takes places in Oman from January 15 to February 14 to celebrate Omani culture and arts, this week’s UNESCO release is the previously unreleased Oman: Arabian Weddings. Paired with this album is neighboring Yemen: Traditional Music of the North, which reflectsa wide variety of musical influences, illustrating the country’s unique geographical location between Africa and the Middle East.
Rasmussen, Anne K., UNESCO Collection Week 39: Music from the Arabian Gulf (2015). Smithsonian Folkways.