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Hawl

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...El-hawl is the most representative classical music style of the northwest-African region of Trab el-Bidhân, which mainly encompasses present-day Mauritania and Western Sahara. The Bidhân people, a traditionally crossroads culture of Arab...

Mauritania

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 2,830,000 (2002) The Republic of Mauritania is a sparsely populated country in northwest Africa. Two-thirds of its land area of 400,500 sq miles (1,025,220 sq km) is in the Sahara Desert and 75 percent of the population...

Medeh

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Medeh (praise), or medeh an-nabi (praise of the Prophet), is the traditional religious music style of the Trab el-Bidhân region, particularly performed throughout Mauritania, Western Sahara and the Saharawi refugee camps in southwest...

Yéla

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Yéla forms an important aspect of the artistic heritage associated with the Haal Pulaar (also known as the Fulbe, Fulani or Tukulor), an ethnic group of Senegal and Mauritania with related groups in neighboring countries. Through poetry...