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20 Cards in this Set

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Ghita and Tabl
-Tabl is a large double headed drum
-Ghita is a Tunesian Mizmar (double reed oboe)
-This combo is found all over, often for outdoor entertainment
Bahraini Bagpipe which plays the melody line
-Can transition from metric to non
12 beat Lebanese Dabkah
dum teka teka dum dum teka teka dum dum tek
'Ala Daluna
Popular debka song that has countless varioations, can go on and on and lined with other folk tunes
'Ataba wa Mijana
-'Ataba: a form of folk poetry that is rendered in song non-metrically
-'Ataba lines are interspersed with a metric refrain that begins with YA MIJANA
-Often enchained to make a performance more lively
-Laments at time of death is a culturally sanctioned way of expressing grief
-Poems are rich in information about native concepts of cosmology and world view
-good lamenters can move people emotionally
Fidjeri Pearl Divers from Bahrain
-Musicains are pearl divers, fishermen. No longer a functional part of work music
-Two lead singers and then chorus are several octaves lower
-Rhythm and length of the solos are determined by group's work pulling the rope
-Sound of the heavy wooden pestle and mortar used to grind coffee
-Preparation and drinking of coffee is important social ritual in Bedouin and urban communities
-Sha'ir often sings in colloquial
-Numerous lines of poetry with two equal hemistiches
-Transition from spoken to sung poetry
-Poetry/music that is a favorite pastime among the ishlhin Berbers
-Village music: duels between poets alternate with drumming and dancing
-A song of praise and herosim, performed by an Asik from Anatolia with a long-necked lute (saz)
-Often used to describe and praise the dees of Muhammad and the twelve Imams
-Nonmetric, nonexact repitions of stanzas
-Tradition of improvised sung folk poetry often set to common stock of meters and melodies
-Zajal often has poet-singers outdoing eachother musically
s a servant at the mosque who leads the call (adhan) to Friday service and the five daily prayers, or Salat,
Devri Kabir
Long Turkish rhythmic cycle of 28 beats
Hamadsha rhythm
10/8 rhythm heard in Moroccan Hamadsha music
-La illaha illa Allah
-There is no God but God
The opening chapter and verse of the Qur'an
-Rules governing pronounciation, intonoation, ornamentation, rhythm, in the reiteration of the Qur'an
Private less elaborate style of recitation
Elaborate and musical style of Quranic recitation, usually used for public performance by specialists