Musical View of Yemeni Social Life (article)
Schuyler, Philip D. “Qat, Conversation, and Song: A Musical View of Yemeni Social Life.” Yearbook for Traditional Music 29 (1997), 57-73. [On drinking in Yemen.]
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Every couple of days London’s Heathrow Airport receives a strange cargo. Bundles and bundles of shrub wrapped in banana leaves arriving on planes from Yemen and East Africa. This is qat - a mild narcotic, which after years of wrangling, is still legal in the UK.
The Yemen Times reports.