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Shabābī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The two primary strains of Egyptian popular music in the early twenty-first century are shaʿbī (popular, ‘of the people’) and shabābī (‘youth music’). Both styles emerged in the 1980s and used small bands to perform short, upbeat...