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Ṭaqṭūqa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ṭaqṭūqa is a historical Arab vocal genre that peaked in popularity in the decades around the middle of the twentieth century. It is no longer used to designate contemporary compositions of comparable form as the more generic genre...

Ultra

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ultra (short for Ultramodernists) was a post-punk avant-garde experimental genre born in the Netherlands that attracted national and international attention between 1979 and 1983. Its prime movers were art students from the Rietveld Academy...

Uukorasa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term uukorasa (Oshindonga) or oukorasa (Oshikwanyama) originated in northern Namibia among Aawambo and Kavango people. Uukorasa (sing. okakorasa; the term was adapted from the English ‘choruses’) are multipart group songs performed...

Ľudový Fox

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ľudový fox, also called čardášový fox (folk foxtrot or czardas foxtrot), is a hybrid form of Slovakian popular song which started to circulate from the second half of the 1930s. It combines the foxtrot dance rhythm with features drawn from...

Ṭarab

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ṭarab is a musical style of the eastern Arab world that evokes an emotional transformation in the listener via music with secular and romantic sung poetry and vocal and instrumental mastery. Ṭarab utilizes as its tools other genres...

Umbholoho

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Umbholoho is a lively, secular genre of unaccompanied vocal music with step dance movements performed by male ensembles in Swaziland. Closely related to the South African Zulu genre isicathamiya, umbholoho is also referred to by the English...

Mongolia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,740,000 (2000) Mongolia, a democratic country located at the heart of Inner Asia, is situated between the Russian Federation lying to the north and China to the east, west and south. It is the size...

Syria

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 17,500,000 (2004) Syria is located at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean Basin, bordered to the north by Turkey, to the east by Iraq, to the west by Lebanon, to the south by Jordan and to the southwest...

Tunisia

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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 Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 9,924,742 (2003) Situated on the Mediterranean coast of the northernmost point of Africa, the Republic of Tunisia stands at the geographic crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Bordered by Algeria and Libya...