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Maqām (in Iraq)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Maqām is the urban classical vocal tradition of Iraq. Found primarily in the major cities of Baghdad, Mosul, Kirkuk and Basra, the maqām repertoire draws upon musical styles of the many populations in Iraq, such as the Bedouins...

Muwashshaḥ

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The muwashshaḥ (sometimes muwashshaḥa, pl. muwashshaḥāt) stands for many performers and music lovers as the epitome of Arab music. Poetically, melodically and vocally, the muwashshaḥāt constitute a veritable treasure trove...

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. 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: 24,246,000 (2002) With a land area of 170,848 sq miles (437,370 sq km), Iraq borders Iran to the east, Kuwait to the south, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to the west and Syria and Turkey to the north. Most of the population...