Companion site to the book Ambient Sufism: Ritual Niches and the Social Work of Musical form (University of Chicago Press, 2020) by Richard C. Jankowsky

RITUAL REMNANTS: Legacies of Jewish-Muslim Ritual Musical Convergences

Audio Files

Audio Example 5.1

Rebyaybiyya songs “I Came to You Complaining / Nothing Enchants My Mind” (Jītāk Shākī / Mā Sabā ‘Aqlī) and “Captain of the Seas” (Ra’is al-Abḥār) performed by Mustapha Ben Romdhane and troupe (Courtesy of Center for Mediterranean and Arab Music, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia in 2004).

Audio Example 5.2

Rebyaybiyya song “O ‘Arīfa” (Yā ‘Arīfa), a nūba referencing sṭambēlī in 2007 (Courtesy of Center for Mediterranean and Arab Music, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia in 2004), performed by Mustapha Ben Romdhane and troupe.

Audio Example 5.3

Hedi Doniya’s studio version of “Ra’is al-Abḥār” (https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/3n8Ses2bjj9wFBYJg2U5pX – see above)

Video Files

Video Example 5.1

Nūba for Bābā Jallūl at a mizwid party in 2014 (performed by Abdelmajid Zarga and troupe at a house party)

Video Example 5.2

Hedi Doniya performing “Ra’is al-Abḥār” at el-Hadhra