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Qurbah

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Qurbah (Arabic for bagpipe, literally ‘waterbag’) is a genre of popular music and dance that bloomed in the Batinah region of the Sultanate of Oman in the first half of the 1990s. In an environment of highly developed and socially codified...

Qaṣīda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Qaṣīda is an Arab vocal genre of sung classical poetry of the same name. Qaṣīda poetry originated in pre-Islamic Arabia and remains one of the most powerful and highly respected art forms in the Arab world. The singing of qaṣāʾid (plural...

Quelbe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Virgin Islands, though divided politically into British and United States territories, share many common threads of history and culture. The folksong invention known as quelbe (also, quelbey) and the ensemble that plays it, called...

Qudūd Ḥalabiyya

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The qudūd ḥalabiyya (sing. qadd ḥalabī, or Aleppine qadd) are a genre of popular song performed widely in Syria and elsewhere in the Arab East. Like the muwashshaḥ, the qudūd ḥalabiyya are sung in both standard...

Lahore

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 5,452,000 (2000)Lahore is Pakistan’s second-largest city and the capital of Punjab province. Since roughly 1100 A.D., the city has been a center (or regional center) for Afghan, Mughal, Sikh and British polities. The city...

Jharkhand

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 26,909,428 (2001) The state of Jharkhand is India’s leading producer of mineral wealth, ranking among its top three producers of coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper ores, uranium, kainite and asbestos, among...

Andhra Pradesh

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 75,700,000 (2001)Andhra Pradesh epitomizes the confluence of North and South Indian cultures. The river Godavari separates the Indo-Germanic languages of the North and the Dravidian languages of the South, as well...

Antillean Waltz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Antillean waltz originated on the island of Curaçao and is popular today in Aruba and Bonaire as well. Its history begins in the 1880s, when Curaçao’s Dutch began importing a type of German mechanical barrel organ – called...

The Bahamas

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 297,582 (2001) The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, an archipelago of some 700 islands, is situated in the Atlantic Ocean just off the southeastern coast of Florida. The Bahamas’ closest Caribbean neighbors are Cuba...

Punjab

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...‘Punjab,’ aside from denoting states in India and Pakistan, refers to the corresponding geographic region where the Punjabi language, in its ‘standard’ or dialect forms, dominates. Traditionally populated by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs...