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Maʾlūf (in Libya)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Maʾ lūf, which literally means ‘familiar’ or ‘customary’ in Arabic, is part of the North African musical tradition broadly known as al-mūsīqa al-andalusiyya (‘Andalusian music’). Reputedly, the maʾlūf was brought to North Africa...

Libya

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 5,520,000 (2002) The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya is the fourth-largest state in Africa, with a land area of 685,520 sq miles (1,775,500 sq km). It is located in North Africa, fronting on the Mediterranean...