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Ṭarab

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ṭarab is a musical style of the eastern Arab world that evokes an emotional transformation in the listener via music with secular and romantic sung poetry and vocal and instrumental mastery. Ṭarab utilizes as its tools other genres...

Ṭaqṭūqa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ṭaqṭūqa is a historical Arab vocal genre that peaked in popularity in the decades around the middle of the twentieth century. It is no longer used to designate contemporary compositions of comparable form as the more generic genre...

Syria

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 17,500,000 (2004) Syria is located at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean Basin, bordered to the north by Turkey, to the east by Iraq, to the west by Lebanon, to the south by Jordan and to the southwest...

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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...