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ʿAtābā and Mījānā

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...ʿAtābā and mījānā are two vocal folk genres of Arabic-
speakers in the Eastern Mediterranean Levant region that are particularly popular in Lebanon and Palestine. Unlike other vocal genres in the region, such as dalʿūna...

Mawwāl

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Mawwāl is a traditional Arab improvisatory free-rhythm vocal genre performed by a soloist, typically using colloquial poetic text on love themes. It is likely named after the mawalī performers...

Lebanon

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population. 3,614,000 (2002) Situated on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, and has a land area of approximately 4,000 sq miles (10,230 sq km)....