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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...

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...

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...