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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...

Ughniyya (Tunisian)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

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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...