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Z(dh)ikr
a ritual commonly performed by Sufi muslims in which believers chant the names of Allah w/ the goal of entering a spiritually ecstatic state.
Ud
a fretless, plucked lute. Arabic. Chordophone.
Ney
a vertical flute, aerophone, Turkish & Arabic.
Kanun
plucked zither, chordophone, Turkish & Arabic.
Santur
hammered zither, chordophone, persian.
Saz
fretted, plucked lute. chordophone, Turkey.
Buzuq
round-bodied lute, chordophone, Greece.
Musiqa/non-musiqa
arabic contemporary music ensemble?
Layali
a vocal improvisational form in Arabic music traditions.
Taqasim
an instrumental, improvisational form in Turkish and Arabic music traditions.
Masnavi
an extensive poem written in persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad rumi. Spiritual writing that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being in union w/ God.
Jalal al-din Muhammad Rumi
wrote the masnavi.
Umm Kulthum
Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress; still to this day recognized as one of the Arab world's most famous and distinguished singers of the 20th century.