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United Arab Emirates

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,041,000 (2003) Formed in 1971 as an independent state, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) covers a 31,969 sq mile (82,800 sq km) territory that borders Oman, Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf. It is estimated that at least...

Khalījī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Khalījī music is commercial or popular music of the Arabian Peninsula that has gained a major foothold throughout the Arab World since the 1980s. Literally, khalījī means ‘Gulf,’ that is, the Arabian Gulf States, but when the term...

Heavy Metal in the Middle East

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Heavy Metal (often shortened to Metal) is an international music practice with diverse yet interconnected local articulations. Metal bands in Europe and North America have drawn names and imagery from the Middle East. English group Iron...