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Halab (Aleppo)

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Maqām (Kurdish)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Kūcheh-bāzāri

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...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...

Producing TV Series Music in Istanbul

Eliot Bates

Eliot Bates is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (2011) and Digital Tradition: Arrangement and Labor in Istanbul’s Recording Studio Culture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...When we conceive of music in relation to the concept of production, what specifically is being produced? The dialectic between the production of culture and the cultures of production (Du Gay 1997) depends upon the idea that production...

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...

Nabaṭī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...Nabaṭī is the popular vernacular poetry of the Arabian Peninsula that is used in a variety of music genres, many of which are simply considered ‘sung poetry.’ The diction of nabaṭī poetry conforms to the colloquial speech...

Taṣnīf

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...This genre of Iranian popular music is the country’s most widespread form of indigenous composed popular music, that is, music composed and performed in the Iranian modal scales of the radīf ( dastgāh) system. While...

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...