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Ughniyya (Tunisian)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Al-ughniyya al-tūnisiyya (literally ‘Tunisian Song’) is an umbrella term for Tunisian vocal pieces performed by a solo vocalist, chorus and instrumental accompaniment in couplet-refrain form. Dating from the turn of the twentieth century...

Fūndū

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A fūndū is a Tunisian vocal piece dating from the late nineteenth century. In Tunisian Arabic the word ‘fūndū’ refers to a precious, finely crafted jewel. In a musical context, ‘fūndū’ refers to a work of high artistic mastery...

Mizwid

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 X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Mizwid is an urban Tunisian musical genre named after its signature instrument, the double-reed bagpipe. Often considered the Tunisian equivalent to American blues or rap, mizwid has been simultaneously the best-selling and most...

Tunisia

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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...