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Badawī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Badawī music is that of Arab Bedouin tribes, typically of nomadic lifestyle, or their city-settled descendants. It is often considered a fūlklūrī (folk) music subgenre of turāthī (heritage) Arab music. Badawī is associated...

ʿAtābā and Mījānā

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...ʿAtābā and mījānā are two vocal folk genres of Arabic-
speakers in the Eastern Mediterranean Levant region that are particularly popular in Lebanon and Palestine. Unlike other vocal genres in the region, such as dalʿūna...

Zajal

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The word zajal (Arabic: ‘to sing out’) has two primary meanings. First, zajal refers to a classical strophic musico-poetic song type akin to the muwashshaḥ, with its roots in twelfth-century Andalusia. Originally...

Beirut

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,012,000 (2002) Beirut is the capital of the Republic of Lebanon and a descendant of the city-states of the ancient Phoenician civilization that reached its peak over 1,000 years before...

Arabic Underground

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The accelerated processes of globalization and digitization led to new musical phenomena around the globe. Within the Arab world, various circles of musicians and sound artists emerged whose music is neither part of the pan-Arabic pop...

Lebanon

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population. 3,614,000 (2002) Situated on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, and has a land area of approximately 4,000 sq miles (10,230 sq km)....

Heavy Metal in the Middle East

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Heavy Metal (often shortened to Metal) is an international music practice with diverse yet interconnected local articulations. Metal bands in Europe and North America have drawn names and imagery from the Middle East. English group Iron...