This Friday, The Friday Riff will interview Professor of Ethnomusicology and director of the UCSB Middle East Ensemble, Scott Marcus, and saxophonist and fellow KCSB programmer, Colter Frazier. Prof. Marcus will discuss the complex role of music in Islam, and discuss issues featured in his recent book, Music in Egypt (Oxford U. Press, 2007). Mr. Frazier will report on his recent residency in Cairo and his musical experiences there. Music selections include jazz and Arab music from Ahmed Abdul-Malik (one of Thelonious Monk’s long-time bassists), oud players Anouar Brahem and Rabih Abou-Khalil, and more! The Friday Riff airs on KCSB every Friday at 12p PST.