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Music and Women Singers in Saudi Arabia until the late 1970's.

Reader comment on item: Trump's Saudi Speech: Pretty Good
in response to reader comment: Our dear Robert and another form of Islam in KSA? Sobhanallah!

Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 23, 2018 at 15:34

Our Dear Dhimmi who thinks he isn't a Dhimmi hasn't read the reference I gave him, so I'm quoting its beginning to show him that the FORM of Islam was different before the 1970's because of its tolerance of Music and Women Singers, for example (i quote from the source linked below):

A l Arabiya English, Dubai, Friday, 27 October 2017,

"The present generation may not be aware that Saudi Arabia, the state that has been generally viewed as one of the most conservative countries in the world, was at one time one of the most important countries involved in the promotion of art, music and culture. This fact may come as a surprise to many, especially when they may come to know about the many female singers Saudi Arabia produced in the past. These facts relate to the period of Saudi musical renaissance, which is now largely overlooked as it fell into abeyance decades ago, according to an old piece that highlighted the music history in the Kingdom. This renaissance reached its peak in the 1960's when the musical band of the Saudi army was established. This band was later transformed into an orchestra, which attracted a number of Arab musicians from Syria, Lebanon and Egypt. This fostered a musical revival across the kingdom and several musical bands and singers emerged."

"1979, the year that changed arts and culture in Saudi Arabia" (Al Arabiya English, Dubai Friday, 27 October 2017)



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