Music in Egypt
Global Music Series
By Scott L. Marcus
Book and CD
This is part of the Global Music Series which introduces world music with a focus on how people make music meaningful and useful in their lives.
This book provides an overview of the music of Egypt as well as an in-depth look at specific Egyptian musical traditions, paying attention to performers and the various contexts in which performances occur. The author acknowledges the pervasive presence of Islam by focusing on 2 Muslim performance genres and including the voices of many of the performers on the enclosed CD.
Music in Egypt contains eyewitness accounts of performances, interviews with performers, listening examples, and song lyrics that enable students to interact with the text.
Foreword,Preface, CD Track List
1. The Call to Prayer: A Communal Endeavor
2. The Eastern Arab Melodic Modes: The Maqamat
3. Madh: A Genre of Sufi Religious Music
4. The Eastern Arab Rhythmic Modes
5. Upper Egyptian Folk Music for Weddings and Festivals: Mizmar (folk oboe) Ensembles
6. Islam and Music: Is Music Haram?
7. Art Music of the Late-Nineteenth/Early-Twentieth Centuries: Takht Ensembles
8. Art Music of the Mid-Twentieth Century: Umm Kulthum and the Long-Song Tradition
9. Zaffa (Wedding Processions) Music
10. Present-Day Pop Music: Hakim and the Sha'bi and Shababi Genres
Afterword, Glossary, References, Resources, Index
CD Track List:
1-26 The Call to Prayer and Six Music Examples
27-33 Educational Examples - Maqam Examples
34-43 Educational Examples - Rhythm Examples
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