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Halab (Aleppo)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...

Damascus

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...

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Ṭaqṭūqa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ṭaqṭūqa is a historical Arab vocal genre that peaked in popularity in the decades around the middle of the twentieth century. It is no longer used to designate contemporary compositions of comparable form as the more generic genre...

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...

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...

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...

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...