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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...

United Arab Emirates

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,041,000 (2003) Formed in 1971 as an independent state, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) covers a 31,969 sq mile (82,800 sq km) territory that borders Oman, Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf. It is estimated that at least...

Kuwait

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,183,161 (2003) An oil-rich country of 6,880 sq miles (17,820 sq km) at the head of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait is bordered to the north by Iraq, and to the southwest by Saudi Arabia. Kuwait’s topography is flat desert...

Saudi Arabia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 21,900,000 (2002) Saudi Arabia is a large, geographically diverse country that dominates the Arabian Peninsula, stretching from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia spans vast sand deserts, green...

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...