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The Resource Music in Egypt : experiencing music, expressing culture, Scott L. Marcus

Music in Egypt : experiencing music, expressing culture, Scott L. Marcus

Label
Music in Egypt : experiencing music, expressing culture
Title
Music in Egypt
Title remainder
experiencing music, expressing culture
Statement of responsibility
Scott L. Marcus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Music in Egypt provides an overview of the country's rich and dynamic contemporary musical landscape. It offers an in-depth look at specific Egyptian musical traditions, paying special attention to performers and the variety of contexts in which performances occur. The book acknowledges the pervasive presence of Islam by focusing on two Muslim performance genres and by considering the age-old issue of the compatibility of music and Islam. It accomplishes the latter by incorporating the voices of many of the performers featured on the accompanying CD. The volume features a variety of musics that reflect and help to create a number of distinct regional, national, and community identities co-existing in Egypt today. Drawing on more than twenty years of extensive fieldwork, Scott L. Marcus offers detailed ethnographic documentation of seven performance traditions found in Egypt today: the call to prayer; madh, a genre of Sufi religious music; southern Egyptian mizmar folk music; early twentieth-century takht -based art music; music by the acclaimed singer Umm Kulthum, which dominated the mid-twentieth century; wedding procession music; and music by the current superstar pop singer Hakim. The book is packaged with an 80-minute audio CD containing excellent examples of each tradition. All of the examples are based in a single melodic mode--maqam rast--to best engage students with the musical form, structure, and practice of the traditions. Separate educational tracks on the CD introduce maqam rast and the variety of rhythms found in the CD examples. In addition, the CD features a special solo improvisation (taqasim) in maqam rast by UCLA professor Ali Jihad Racy, to help students better understand this particular melodic mode. Enhanced by eyewitness accounts of performances, interviews with performers, listening examples, and song lyrics that enable students to interact with the text, Music in Egypt provides a unique and hands-on introduction to the country's diverse and captivating music--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marcus, Scott Lloyd
Dewey number
780.962
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML355.E3
LC item number
M37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global music series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Egypt
  • Gesellschaft
  • Islam
  • Musik
  • Ägypten
  • Musik
  • Islam
  • Gesellschaft
  • Ägypten
Label
Music in Egypt : experiencing music, expressing culture, Scott L. Marcus
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
  • text
  • performed music
Content type code
  • txt
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The call to prayer : a communal endeavor -- The Eastern Arab medodic modes : the Maqāmāt -- Madḥ : a genre of Sufi religious music -- The Eastern Arab rhythmic modes -- Upper Egyptian folk music for weddings and festivals : Mizmār ensembles -- Islam and music : is music Ḥarām? -- Art music of the late-nineteenth/early-twentieth centuries : Takht ensembles -- Art music of the mid-twentieth century : Umm Kulthūm and the long-song tradition -- Zaffa (wedding procession) music -- Present-day pop music : Ḥakim and the Shaʻbī and Shabābī genres
Control code
ocm61461922
Dimensions
22 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
xxiv, 200 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780195146448
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2005053942
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195146455
  • (OCoLC)61461922
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Music in Egypt : experiencing music, expressing culture, Scott L. Marcus
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
  • text
  • performed music
Content type code
  • txt
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The call to prayer : a communal endeavor -- The Eastern Arab medodic modes : the Maqāmāt -- Madḥ : a genre of Sufi religious music -- The Eastern Arab rhythmic modes -- Upper Egyptian folk music for weddings and festivals : Mizmār ensembles -- Islam and music : is music Ḥarām? -- Art music of the late-nineteenth/early-twentieth centuries : Takht ensembles -- Art music of the mid-twentieth century : Umm Kulthūm and the long-song tradition -- Zaffa (wedding procession) music -- Present-day pop music : Ḥakim and the Shaʻbī and Shabābī genres
Control code
ocm61461922
Dimensions
22 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
xxiv, 200 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780195146448
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2005053942
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195146455
  • (OCoLC)61461922
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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