Treasures of private musical recordings

Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research (AMAR)  |  Research/Training/Regional Events  |  2013  |  Lebanon
Producer: Kamal Assar
The AMAR Foundation has about 5,000 hours of magnetic tapes from Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, the majority of which dates back to the early 1950’s. These tapes store private parties, public concerts and rare recordings for leading Arab artists. The Foundation intends to number this collection as soon as possible to save it from damage and make it available on the Foundation’s website for the general public, researchers and students for educational and cultural purposes.