A minority of Muslims strongly discourage the practice of music of any type
Music may be performed by outsiders
Music is important to rural groups and tribes
Success of singers and stars often outweigh protests against them
Blending of styles indigenous and foreign encouraged
3 Arabic Music Terms
Maqam (maqamat plural) mode with melodic patterns ways to develop melodies character
Iqa (Usul Turkish) rhythmic modes groupings of beats usu. 7-16
Taqsim instrumental improvisation
4 Popular Music in Cairo
The most important locale for dissemination of Arabic popular music in 19th and 20th centuries
Commercial recordings produced since 1904
Since 1920s Egyptian music and culture has been broadcast to Arabic world
Attracts variety of artists not just Egyptian
5 EGYPT 6 Wedding Music
Last for days always includes dance music and vocal music
Hassabala troupe (bugles trumpets wooden drums) with dancers
May include belly dancing and singing (raks sharki)
7 Umm Kalthum (1904-1975)
indisputably the Arab worlds greatest singer
Learned to sing reciting poetic verses at cafes and trained in religious chanting
Known for intense love songs some lasting more than an hour
Her funeral was attended by 3 million people in Cairo
8 LEBANON 9 Lebanese Folk and Popular Musics
Beirut like Cairo is center for Arabic music production
Fairuz (singer considered 2nd only to Umm Kalthum)
Most famous Lebanese singer
Recorded 800 songs
Variety of styles and genres
10 Arabic Influence in Spain
711 AD 1492 southern Spain under Muslim rule
Moors - from Latin mauri a name for the Berber tribes living in Roman Mauretania (modern day Algeria and Morocco). Used to refer to all Muslims Berber or Arab who conquered the Iberian Peninsula.
11th cent. - Moorish Spain (Al-Andalus) was center for the manufacture of instruments.
Instruments spread through France (troubadours) and Europe
(Instrument names lute rebec guitar are from the Arabic oud rabab qitara.
In 19th cent. assoc. with Romani (Gypsies)
Voice guitar jaleo (finger snapping hand clapping shouts of encouragement)
Repertoire consists of various dance styles and rhythms
Andalusian chord progression Am G-F-E
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