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Bahrain

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 672,100 (2002) Bahrain is a series of islands covering 256,756 sq miles (665,000 sq km) along the western coast of the Persian Gulf. Bahrain shares a common Arab culture with its closest neighbor...

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...

Khalījī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Khalījī music is commercial or popular music of the Arabian Peninsula that has gained a major foothold throughout the Arab World since the 1980s. Literally, khalījī means ‘Gulf,’ that is, the Arabian Gulf States, but when the term...

Fijirī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Fijirī (pl. fijiriyāt) is an all-night suite of traditional Arabian Gulf sea music performed for joyous celebration. In earlier times fijirī might be performed on merchant ships, on land in men’s meeting places (called dār...

Ṣawt

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ṣawt (ṣaut, ṣowt, pl. aṣwāt) is the leading art music of the Arabian Gulf states, especially Kuwait and Bahrain, but also parts of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. It is performed by a male singer who...