A 16th-century Description
This snippet is from Maqqari’s description of the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahman II in the 9th century. He describes a famous singer who left the ‘Abbasid court and brought styles from Baghdad to Andalus. He was a North African historian who wrote his history of Andalus in Arabic; it is one of the most important sources on Andalusi history.
Source, pp. 116-120.