The Sultanate of Oman's musical tradition is an integral part of its social, political, economic, geographical and religious history. Eloquent testimony to this is borne out by the thousands of anthologies of verse which form the text of Omani folk songs and which present a living history of events that have social lessons for the present and the future, as well as the past. Traditional poetry embodies all these qualities            ..more..
Melodic Instruments
Rhythm Instruments
There are few instruments used to create the traditional melodies of Oman. However, this is not to say that melodic instruments are of little importance.
Rhythm is of top priority in Omani music. Rhythmic instruments form the basis for music and dance which are important components in the Sultanate's musical genres.
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