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Halab (Aleppo)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,500,000 (2002)Syria’s second-largest city, Halab (Aleppo) is located in the northwest of the country approximately 200 miles (322 km) north of Damascus, the capital; 100 miles (160 km) from Al Lādhiqīyah (Latakia...

Badawī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Ahmet Kaya

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...As an artist of Kurdish descent performing in Turkey, Ahmet Kaya’s folk material wrestled with issues of peace and social justice. Born in 1957 in Turkey, Kaya was the last of five children and became interested in music at age six. Prior...
...Introduction Turkey’s 2013 protests started in Istanbul’s Gezi Park on 28 May as a demonstration by a few city planners and environmentalists to save a public green space. By 31 May, approximately three and a half million people were...

Damascus

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 3,000,000 (2002) Damascus is the capital and largest city of Syria. Located in the southwest of the country, Damascus is about 60 miles (97 km) east of Beirut and 200 miles (322 km) south of Aleppo. Modern roadways...

ʿAtābā and Mījānā

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Qurbah

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Qurbah (Arabic for bagpipe, literally ‘waterbag’) is a genre of popular music and dance that bloomed in the Batinah region of the Sultanate of Oman in the first half of the 1990s. In an environment of highly developed and socially codified...

Maqām (Kurdish)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...As used in this book, Kurdish maqām is the originally sacred repertoire of the Kurdish Yarsan or Ahl-e Haqq (‘People of Truth’) religion of Iranian Kurdistan, Iraq and Turkey; the current number of adherents is estimated to be approximately...

Bahrain

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 672,100 (2002) Bahrain is a series of islands covering 256,756 sq miles (665,000 sq km) along the western coast of the Persian Gulf. Bahrain shares a common Arab culture with its closest neighbor...

Kūcheh-bāzāri

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...Kūcheh-bāzāri is a sub-genre of Persian kafeʾi music, usually sung by male vocalists in a café (kafe) setting. It is a body of songs that takes its inspiration from Arab popular music in general or is a direct copy of a specific Arab song....