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Zajal

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The word zajal (Arabic: ‘to sing out’) has two primary meanings. First, zajal refers to a classical strophic musico-poetic song type akin to the muwashshaḥ, with its roots in twelfth-century Andalusia. Originally...

Palestine

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: 2,300,000 (1997) According to international law, ‘Palestine’ is the whole of the territory west of the Jordan River handed to a British mandate by the League of Nations after World War I. This area comprises 2,470 sq...

Aguinaldo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Aguinaldo is one of the two most prominent genres of the rural or jíbaro music of Puerto Rico (the other being seis). It developed from old Spanish villancicos and folías. ‘Aguinaldo’ means ‘gift’ in most Spanish-speaking...

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...