List of Middle Eastern and North African folk music traditions


List of Middle Eastern and North African folk music traditions

This is a list of folk music traditions, with styles, dances, instruments and other related topics. The term "folk music" can not be easily defined in a precise manner; it is used with widely-varying definitions depending on the author, intended audience and context within a work. Similarly, the term "traditions" in this context does not connote any strictly-defined criteria. Music scholars, journalists, audiences, record industry individuals, politicians, nationalists and demagogues may often have occasion to address which fields of folk music are distinct traditions based along racial, geographic, linguistic, religious, tribal or ethnic lines, and all such peoples will likely use different criteria to decide what constitutes a "folk music tradition". This list uses the same general categories used by mainstream, primarily English-language, scholarly sources, as determined by relevant statements of fact and the internal structure of works.

These traditions may coincide entirely, partially or not at all with geographic, political, linguistic or cultural boundaries. Very few, if any, music scholars would claim that there are any folk music traditions that can be considered specific to a distinct group of people and with characteristics undiluted by contact with the music of other peoples; thus, the folk music traditions described herein overlap in varying degrees with each other.

Middle East and North Africa

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Tradition = Armenian
Styles = kef - folk - liturgical - Tashnakzootyoun
Dance = tamzara - kochari - religious
Instrumentation = duduk - oud - dumbeg - saz - bouzouki - shvi
Other =

Tradition = Algerian [Morgan, Andy, "Music Under Fire" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 413 - 424]
Styles = medh - melhun - raï - zendani
Dance =
Instrumentation = gasha - guellal
Other = berrah - cheikha - meddhahates - mehna - wa'adat

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Tradition = Bahraini
See = Arabian Gulf region
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Tradition = Bedouin [Lodge, David and Bill Badley, and Badley, Bill and Zein al Jundi, "Cairo Hit Factory" and "Europe Meets Asia in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 338 - 346 and pgs. 391 - 395; Kinney, pgs. 207 - 208]
Styles = zajal
Dance = fantasia
Instrumentation = mijwis - mismar - yaghul
Other =

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Tradition = Berber [Includes the music of Kabylia and the Tuareg; Morgan, Andy, François Bensignor, and Dave Muddyman, "Bards of Immigritude", "Sounds of the Sahel" and "A Basic Expression of Life" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 425 - 426, pgs. 585 - 587 and pgs. 567 - 578; [http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/staticpages/index.php/glossary World Music Central] ]
Styles = amarg - ammussu - astara - ritual music - tabbayt
Dance = aberdag - ahidu - ahouach - ahwash
Instrumentation = ajouag - bendir - ghaita - lotar (instrument) - nakous - ney - rabab - t'bel - tinde - viol
Other = amydaz - imdyazn - laamt - rwai

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Tradition = Chleuh
See = Berber

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Tradition = Egyptian [Lodge, David and Bill Badley, "Cairo Hit Factory" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 338 - 346; [http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/staticpages/index.php/glossary World Music Central] ]
Styles = Saiyidi - sawahili - wedding music
Dance = awalim
Instrumentation = mismar saiyidi - nahrasan
Other =

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Tradition = Emirati
See = Arabian Gulf region

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Tradition = Georgian [Broughton, Simon, "A Feast of Songs" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 347 - 350]
Styles = Georgian polyphony - krimanchuli - naduri - orovela - table song
Dance =
Instrumentation = accordion - changui - chonguri - chuniri - clarinet - duduk - panduri
Other =

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Tradition = Iranian [Nooshin, Laudan, "The Art of Ornament" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 356 - 362]
Styles =
Dance =
Instrumentation = daff - dohol - lute - ney - ney-anban - zurna
Other =

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Tradition = Kabylian
See = Berber

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Tradition = Khaleeji
See = Arabian Gulf region
Styles = Khaleeji music - sawt (music)-tarab-Adani-shela
Dance = Ardha, dabkah
Instrumentation = duff - teeran - nay - oud - rababa - merwass - tabla - binges-qanun- [kaman]

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Tradition = Kuwaiti
See = Arabian Gulf region
Styles = Khaleeji music - sawt (music)-tarab-Adani-shela
Dance = Ardha, dabkah
Instrumentation = duff - teeran - nay - oud - rababa - merwass - tabla - binges-qanun- [kaman]

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Tradition = Kurdish [Nooshin, Laudan, and Eva Skalla and Jemima Amiri, "The Art of Ornament" and "Songs of the Stateless" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 356 - 362 and 378 - 384]
Styles = epic
Dance =
Instrumentation = bloor - daff - dhol - doozela - duduk - kamanche - ney - oud - santur - shimshal - tabalak - tar - tenbur - zil - zurna
Other = chirokbej - dengbej - stranbej

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Tradition = Arabian Gulf region [Badley, Bill, "Sounds of the Arabian Peninsula" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 351 - 354]
Styles = Khaleeji music - sawt (music)-tarab-Adani-shela
Dance = Ardha, dabkah
Instrumentation = duff - teeran - nay - oud - rababa - merwass - tabla - binges-qanun- [kaman]

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Tradition = Lebanese [Manuel, "Popular Musics", pg. 159]
Styles =
Dance = dabkah
Instrumentation =
Other =

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Tradition = Moroccan [Muddyman, Dave, "A Basic Expression of Life" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 567 - 578; ; [http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/staticpages/index.php/glossary World Music Central] ]
Styles = takht
Dance = ait atta - ait Bodar - ait Bugemaz (ait bouguemaz) - taskiwin
Instrumentation = aghanin - bendir - darbuka - duff - garagab - ghaita - gimbri - guedra - kamanjeh - kanum - nai - nakous - oud - rabab - taarija - tabl - tan-tan - tar
Other = moussem

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Tradition = Nubian [Lodge, David and Bill Badley, "Cairo Hit Factory" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 338 - 346]
Styles =
Dance =
Instrumentation = duff
Other =

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Tradition = Omani
See = Arabian Gulf region

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Tradition = Palestinian [Morgan, Andy and Mu'tasem Adilah, "The Sounds of Struggle" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 385 - 390]
Styles = dalauna - meyjana - wedding music - zajal
Dance = dabka
Instrumentation = duff - mijwiz - nay - oud - rababa - shababi - tabla - [yarghoul] -oud-qanun- [kaman]
Other = zajaleen

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Tradition = Pashtun [Manuel, "Popular Musics", pg. 196; Doubleday, Veronica, "Red Light at the Crossroads" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 3 - 7]
Styles = Afghan wedding music - kiliwali
Dance = chub bazi - atan
Instrumentation = daireh - dhol - rubab - tanbur
Other = landai

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Tradition = Persian
See = Iranian

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Tradition = Qatari
See = Arabian Gulf region

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Tradition = Saudi
See = Arabian Gulf region

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Tradition = arabic and islamic Jewish music [Cohen, Judith, "Ladino Romance" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 370 - 377]
Styles = cantica - copla - endechas - romance - Songs for Purim - wedding music
Dance =
Instrumentation = accordion - darabouka - kanun - oud - tambourine
Other =

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Tradition = Sudanese Arab [Verney, Peter with Helen Jerome and Moawia Yassin, "Yearning to Dance" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 672 - 680]
Styles = haqiiba
Dance =
Instrumentation = oud - tambour
Other =

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Tradition = Tuareg
See = Berber

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Tradition = Turkish [Stokes, Martin, "Sounds of Anatolia" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pg. 396 - 410; Kinney, pgs. 216 - 217; [http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/staticpages/index.php/glossary World Music Central] ]
Styles = bozlak - türkü
Dance = çifte telli - halay - horon - karsilama - köçek oyunu - semah - sword dance - zeybek
Instrumentation = darbuka - davul - kemence - ney - saz - sipsi - Tulum (bagpipe) - zurna
Other = ashik - chengi - düg¨nsalonu - köçekce

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Tradition = Yemeni [Badley, Bill, "Sounds of the Arabian Peninsula" in the "Rough Guide to World Music", pgs. 351 - 354]
Styles =
Dance =
Instrumentation = oud
Other = ghat

References

*cite book
author = Broughton, Simon and Mark Ellingham (eds.)
edition = First edition
id = ISBN 1-85828-636-0
location = London
publisher = Rough Guides
title = Rough Guide to World Music
year = 2000

* cite book
author = Karolyi, Otto
id = ISBN 0-14-023107-2
publisher = Penguin Books
title = Traditional African & Oriental Music
year = 1998

*cite book
author = Kinney, Troy and Margaret West
publisher = Tudor Publishing
title = The Dance: Its Place in Art and Life
year = 1935

*cite book
author = Manuel, Peter
id = 0195053427
location = New York
publisher = Oxford University Press
title = Popular Musics of the Non-Western World
year = 1988

*cite book
author = Philip V. Bohlman
coauthors = Bruno Nettl, Charles Capwell, Thomas Turino and Isabel K. F. Wong
edition = Second edition
id = ISBN 0-13-230632-8
publisher = Prentice Hall
title = Excursions in World Music
year = 1997

*cite book
author = Fujie, Linda, James T. Koetting, David P. McAllester, David B. Reck, John M. Schechter, Mark Slobin and R. Anderson Sutton
edition = Second Edition
editor = Jeff Todd Titan (Ed.)
id = ISBN 0-02-872602-2
location = New York
publisher = Schirmer Books
title = Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples
year = 1992

*cite web
accessdate= April 3
accessyear= 2006
title = International Dance Glossary
url = http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/staticpages/index.php/glossary
work = World Music Central

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