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Taṣnīf

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This genre of Iranian popular music is the country’s most widespread form of indigenous composed popular music, that is, music composed and performed in the Iranian modal scales of the radīf ( dastgāh) system. While...

Maqām (Kurdish)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...As used in this book, Kurdish maqām is the originally sacred repertoire of the Kurdish Yarsan or Ahl-e Haqq (‘People of Truth’) religion of Iranian Kurdistan, Iraq and Turkey; the current number of adherents is estimated to be approximately...

Kūcheh-bāzāri

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Kūcheh-bāzāri is a sub-genre of Persian kafeʾi music, usually sung by male vocalists in a café (kafe) setting. It is a body of songs that takes its inspiration from Arab popular music in general or is a direct copy of a specific Arab song....

Maḥalli

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Maḥalli (regional) or folklor (folkloric) is a genre of music, some of which falls into the Iranian pop music field, that constitutes a body of songs that are folk-derived, folk-inspired and sometimes actual folk melodies that have been...

Moṭrebi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Moṭrebi is a genre of indigenous Persian popular music named for its performer, the moṭreb. Moṭreb is a pejorative term that refers to a public entertainer, specifically a musician who plays traditional light and popular music at weddings...

Pop (Pāp) Music, Persian

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The term ‘Persian Pop Music’ is used here to refer to a wide variety of Western, or Westernized music production that is accompanied by Persian language lyrics. In Persian (Farsi), this genre is currently known as pāp (pronounced as English...

Delkash

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...The Iranian singer and actress known as Delkash played an important role in spreading and modernizing traditional Persian music. Born Esmat Bagherpour in the city of Babol in 1925, Delkash was one of ten children. As a teenager, she...

Kafeʾi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This genre of largely un-Westernized Persian pop music is a more modern development in the evolution of moṭrebi music, according to Sasan Fatemi (2005). The term refers to the nightclubs (kafe) in the more traditional districts...

Zār

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Zār is a word from the Amharic language. It refers to a community healing ritual including percussive music and dancing that originated in East Africa, the regions of south-eastern Sudan, Ethiopia and further south. It is believed...

Iranian Underground Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This genre is defined by its legal status in the Islamic Republic of Iran, rather than by its musical features. In Iran, musicians seeking to perform publicly or to have their music commercially recorded are required by law to apply...