Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume X: Genres: Middle East and North Africa

by Richard C. Jankowsky

Richard C. Jankowsky is Associate Professor of Music in Ethnomusicology and Director of Graduate Studies at Tufts University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
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  • ISBN:
    978-1-5013-1146-8 (hardback)

    978-1-5013-1148-2 (epub)

    978-1-5013-1147-5 (epdf)

    978-1-5013-1149-9 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 10 is one of six volumes within the ‘Genre' strand of the series. This volume discusses the genres of Africa and the Middle East in relation to their cultural, historical and geographic origins; technical musical characteristics; instrumentation and use of voice; lyrics and language; typical features of performance and presentation; historical development and paths and modes of dissemination; influence of technology, the music industry and political and economic circumstances; changing stylistic features; notable and influential performers; and relationships to other genres and sub-genres.