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Qudūd Ḥalabiyya

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The qudūd ḥalabiyya (sing. qadd ḥalabī, or Aleppine qadd) are a genre of popular song performed widely in Syria and elsewhere in the Arab East. Like the muwashshaḥ, the qudūd ḥalabiyya are sung in both standard...

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Ughniyya (Eastern Arab)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In the early 1970s new vocabulary entered common usage in describing song genres of the Arab world, particularly the East Mediterranean Levant region. This was a result of the wide exposure to a popular amateur talent show called...

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...

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...