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Title: The 'Aura' of home: Fairouz and the arab diaspora of Doha, Qatar
Authors: Issa, Dima 
Affiliations: Department of Mass Media and Communication 
Keywords: Arab diaspora
Subjects: Music
Issue Date: 2019
Part of: Middle east journal of culture and communication
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Start page: 109
End page: 126
In Arabic restaurants, sitting rooms and cars around the world, her voice filters through the airwaves, transporting listeners to narrow alleyways, cobblestones and the Mediterranean Sea, to a time of innocence and peace, determination and war, stability and acceptance. Her songs, melancholy memory and patriotic love shape Arab heritage and offer a focal point for identity construction. For many Arabs in the diaspora, Fairouzs music is a tool of expression, a proxy for nostalgia and a call for resistance. Through a theoretical framework that combines affect, the mnemonic imagination and migration, I highlight the preliminary findings of my PhD research. This research involves a series of interviews with members of the Arab diaspora living in Doha, Qatar. I examine the role Fairouzs music played in the lives of these interview subjects.
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Mass Media and Communication

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