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Scott L. Marcus is Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Between 1982 and 2005, he engaged in numerous periods of fieldwork in Cairo, Egypt, and is considered to be one of the foremost maqam scholars outside of the Middle East today. In addition to conducting ongoing research on folk-music traditions in northern India, Dr. Marcus is a performer on the `ud, the nay, the mizmar, and the Indian sitar, and founded and directs the UCSB Middle East Ensemble.



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