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Muwashshaḥ

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The muwashshaḥ (sometimes muwashshaḥa, pl. muwashshaḥāt) stands for many performers and music lovers as the epitome of Arab music. Poetically, melodically and vocally, the muwashshaḥāt constitute a veritable treasure trove...

Şan’ā’

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,200,000 (1997)Already a sizeable city at the dawn of Islam in the seventh century, the highlands Yemeni capital of Şan‘ā’ is home to the oldest tradition of song in the Arabian Peninsula. The coherence of İŞan’āniİ song is due...

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...

Yemen

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 19,349,881 (2003) The Republic of Yemen is situated in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, adjacent to Saudi Arabia and Oman, and hemmed by coastlines that run along the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea. Its...

Syria

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 17,500,000 (2004) Syria is located at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean Basin, bordered to the north by Turkey, to the east by Iraq, to the west by Lebanon, to the south by Jordan and to the southwest...

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Richard C. Jankowsky

Richard C. Jankowsky is Associate Professor of Music in Ethnomusicology and Director of Graduate Studies at Tufts University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 9,924,742 (2003) Situated on the Mediterranean coast of the northernmost point of Africa, the Republic of Tunisia stands at the geographic crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Bordered by Algeria and Libya...

Egypt

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...