Discover Music Yemen

Yemenites are fond of a party. Men dance and sing to the rhythm of tamborines and flutes.

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    Yemeni music

    Yemeni music has been around since the 14th century. It takes its inspiration from the cultures of Eastern African, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean.

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    Listed music

    The music of Sana'a has been listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2003.

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    Samra are large get-togethers during which instruments and voices come together. You're likely to see ouds, mizmars and darbukas being played at these events.

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    A nation of dancers

    There are many different dances, including the welcome dance, called the hafka, and the processional dances, the zirbadi. Sometimes, just the men dance with swords.

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