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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In Arabic music, the maww l is a traditional genre of vocal music that is usually presented before the actual song begins. It is characterized by spelling vowel syllables longer than usual. In any mawwal, the music begins with a layali, in which the listener will hear the common phrase "Ya Ain Ya Lail," which means "Oh eye, Oh night." Mawwal is sung in colloquial rather than classical Arabic. The genre has links to historical forms of Arabic poetry and music and the singer demonstrates his skill with non-metrical melodic improvisation on a poetic narrative text and melody.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136323370
  • 9786136323374