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Qaṣīda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Qaṣīda is an Arab vocal genre of sung classical poetry of the same name. Qaṣīda poetry originated in pre-Islamic Arabia and remains one of the most powerful and highly respected art forms in the Arab world. The singing of qaṣāʾid (plural...

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...