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ʿArḍa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...ʿArḍa is the predominant collective male song-dance of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf states of Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. This communal performance, featuring drums, voices and swordplay, serves to commemorate heritage, encourage...