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Umm Kulthūm

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...A national icon of Egypt, Umm Kulthum had a singing career that made her one of the most important stars in the Arabic-speaking world. Born in Egypt in 1898, Kulthum was taught to sing and recite the Koran by her father, an imam. By the age...

Kūcheh-bāzāri

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Kūcheh-bāzāri is a sub-genre of Persian kafeʾi music, usually sung by male vocalists in a café (kafe) setting. It is a body of songs that takes its inspiration from Arab popular music in general or is a direct copy of a specific Arab song....

Arabesk

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Arabesk emerged in Turkey in the late 1960s, associated by many with the growth of squatter towns in the large western Turkish cities. It enjoyed more or less unrivalled popularity in the late 1970s and 1980s. Many of its stylistic features...

Musiqa Mizrahit

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Charting the music labeled mizrahit (literally ‘Eastern’ or ‘Oriental’) has become, since it surfaced in the public sphere in the early 1970s, a most complex challenge in Israeli popular music studies (see Regev and Seroussi 2004...

Jordan

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 5,460,265 (2003) The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is bounded by Israel-Palestine to the west, Iraq and Saudi Arabia to the east, Syria to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. It has a land area of 34,738 sq miles...

Cities

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Cairo Population: 16,000,000 (2003) Egypt’s capital, Cairo, is the biggest and fastest growing city of the African continent. The city is located on both sides of the river Nile, 12 miles (20...

Iraq

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. 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: 24,246,000 (2002) With a land area of 170,848 sq miles (437,370 sq km), Iraq borders Iran to the east, Kuwait to the south, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to the west and Syria and Turkey to the north. Most of the population...

Egypt

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 74,718,797 (2003) Egypt stretches over approximately 400,000 sq miles (1,000,000 sq km) in North Africa. Its inhabitants are concentrated along the banks of the river Nile and in the delta, since most...