in Oxford Music Online
January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 311 words.
(b Toḥayta, Tihama, South Arabia, c1892; d Ṣan‘ā, 1965). Yemeni singer and lutenist. He began singing while in Zabid, accompanying himself on a copper plate. He studied the qanbūs (lut...