Zajal: Between Improvisation and Institutionalization

Muriel Kahwagi  |  Music  |  2018  |  Lebanon
"Zajal: Between Improvisation and Institutionalization" is a bilingual publication that explores the social production of Zajal- a form of Levantine strophic poetry that is half-sung and half-improvised- as well as the impact of its professionalization on both the form itself and its dissemination. The publication is accompanied by a CD featuring 5-6 remastered excerpts of previously unreleased private Zajal performances.