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Music and Media in the Arab World

Michael Frishkopf


Since the turn of the twentieth century the dramatic rise of mass media has profoundly transformed music practices in the Arab world. Music has adapted to successive forms of media dissemination — from phonograph cylinders to MP3s — each subjected to the political and economic forces of its particular era and region. Carried by mass media, the broader culture of Arab music has been thoroughly transformed as well. Simultaneously, mass mediated music has become a powerful social force. While parallel processes have unfolded worldwide, their implications in the Arabic-speaking world have thus far ... More

Keywords: mass media, music, Arab music, Arab society, Arab culture, Arab world, televised music, music video

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789774162930
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Frishkopf, editor

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