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Mawwāl

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Mawwāl is a traditional Arab improvisatory free-rhythm vocal genre performed by a soloist, typically using colloquial poetic text on love themes. It is likely named after the mawalī performers...

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)....

Jordan

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 5,460,265 (2003) The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is bounded by Israel-Palestine to the west, Iraq and Saudi Arabia to the east, Syria to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. It has a land area of 34,738 sq miles...

Egypt

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 74,718,797 (2003) Egypt stretches over approximately 400,000 sq miles (1,000,000 sq km) in North Africa. Its inhabitants are concentrated along the banks of the river Nile and in the delta, since most...