Simon Jargy

Simon Jargy is Chairman of the Arabic and Islamic Studies department at the Faculty of Arts, University of Geneva. Since the 1950’s, he has recorded a large amount of oral poetry and songs, mostly Bedouin, all over the Arab Near East. He has published La poésie populaire traditionnelle chantée au Proche-Orient arabe (Paris: Mouton, 1970), La musique arabe (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2nd ed., 1977; 3rd ed. forthcoming), and many articles dealing with ethnomusicology and Arab oral poetry.

Articles by Simon Jargy

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