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Halab (Aleppo)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,500,000 (2002)Syria’s second-largest city, Halab (Aleppo) is located in the northwest of the country approximately 200 miles (322 km) north of Damascus, the capital; 100 miles (160 km) from Al Lādhiqīyah (Latakia...

Maqām (Kurdish)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...As used in this book, Kurdish maqām is the originally sacred repertoire of the Kurdish Yarsan or Ahl-e Haqq (‘People of Truth’) religion of Iranian Kurdistan, Iraq and Turkey; the current number of adherents is estimated to be approximately...

Badawī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Badawī music is that of Arab Bedouin tribes, typically of nomadic lifestyle, or their city-settled descendants. It is often considered a fūlklūrī (folk) music subgenre of turāthī (heritage) Arab music. Badawī is associated...

Kūcheh-bāzāri

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Kūcheh-bāzāri is a sub-genre of Persian kafeʾi music, usually sung by male vocalists in a café (kafe) setting. It is a body of songs that takes its inspiration from Arab popular music in general or is a direct copy of a specific Arab song....

Producing TV Series Music in Istanbul

Eliot Bates

Eliot Bates is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (2011) and Digital Tradition: Arrangement and Labor in Istanbul’s Recording Studio Culture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...When we conceive of music in relation to the concept of production, what specifically is being produced? The dialectic between the production of culture and the cultures of production (Du Gay 1997) depends upon the idea that production...

Nabaṭī

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Nabaṭī is the popular vernacular poetry of the Arabian Peninsula that is used in a variety of music genres, many of which are simply considered ‘sung poetry.’ The diction of nabaṭī poetry conforms to the colloquial speech...

Taṣnīf

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This genre of Iranian popular music is the country’s most widespread form of indigenous composed popular music, that is, music composed and performed in the Iranian modal scales of the radīf ( dastgāh) system. While...

Maqām (in Iraq)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Maqām is the urban classical vocal tradition of Iraq. Found primarily in the major cities of Baghdad, Mosul, Kirkuk and Basra, the maqām repertoire draws upon musical styles of the many populations in Iraq, such as the Bedouins...

Music Videos against Government Policies

Lyndon C. S. Way

Lyndon C. S. Way is Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at Liverpool Hope University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies : Ideology, Control, and Resistance in Turkey Since 2002

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...From 2006 until 2010, I was the manager of a radio station which we claimed played music not heard on the multitude of Turkish radio stations. This was a great chance for me to be exposed to a huge variety of Turkish music. A year after I...

Ahmet Kaya

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...As an artist of Kurdish descent performing in Turkey, Ahmet Kaya’s folk material wrestled with issues of peace and social justice. Born in 1957 in Turkey, Kaya was the last of five children and became interested in music at age six. Prior...