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...As an Egyptian singing sensation, ‘Abd al-Halīm Ḥāfiẓ exerted control over multiple facets of the country’s entertainment industry. Ḥāfiẓ was born in 1929; his mother died during childbirth and his father died when he was five, so then he...

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...

Egypt

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 74,718,797 (2003) Egypt stretches over approximately 400,000 sq miles (1,000,000 sq km) in North Africa. Its inhabitants are concentrated along the banks of the river Nile and in the delta, since most...