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Egypt's Pop-music Clashes and the ‘world-crossing’ Destinies of Muhammad ‘ali Street Musicians

Nicolas Puig

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The suq al-musiqiyyin (the musicians' market) in Cairo refers to the social space of popular-class (sha'bi) urban music, the live music played at weddings but also at mulids (Sufi saint's festival). ... More


What's Not on Egyptian Television and Radio! Locating the ‘popular’ in Egyptian Sha‘bi

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The role of the new Arab mediascapes is quite important in reconfiguring the Arab popular music industry. The division between the rich and the poor is demarcated by access to the technological ... More


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