Definitions

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  • n. A modal structure characterizing the art of music of countries in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Etymologies

Arabic مقام‎. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Meanwhile, a series of oud (oriental lute) concerts by the Iraqi musician Omar Bashir are being scheduled to revive the traditional "maqam", or modal system used in classical Arab music.

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  • Also stately and mournful, in large part, were two pieces alluding to events in the Middle East: “The Wall,” inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian separation barrier, and “Iraq,” the name of both a country and a classical Arab maqam (a melodic motif similar in purpose to an Indian raga).

    In concert: Simon Shaheen at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

  • And looking to a different sort of preservation, we have a profile of Farida Mohammad Ali, an unlike torchbearer for the ancient Iraqi art of maqam, in which a singer, like a proponent of jazz, emphasises improvisation within an established framework.

    Welcome to the 6 August edition

  • She sang the songs in the style they used, which by then was mostly Western tempered intervals, rarely if ever in the old maqam (Middle Eastern scales) style.

    We Remember - Judy Frankel, 1942 - 2008

  • Other mosques have been turned into Jewish places of worship, for example, the mosques of Wadi Unayn and Yazur, the mosque in the maqam of Samakiyya, and in Kfar Inan and Daliyya, and Abassiyya (later abandoned and daubed with the words "Kill the Arabs").

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  • Sufism is about extending a spiritual station (nashr maqam) and being in constant union (ittisal bi-dawam).

    Marjan’s Tooth

  • I just came from a session where we learned about Sephardi maqam, and about to go lead a workshop about starting your own grassroots Jewish community.

    Shabbos @ LimmudNY | Jewschool

  • Some of the maqams are concluded with the author's poetical explanations to better understand the general idea of a maqam.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • That such a use attaches to the Arabic maqam is not sufficient ground for demanding a like Hebrew usage.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • This state is either a disposition to piety which, strengthening by repetition, becomes for him a "station" (_maqam_), or merely an emotion which he undergoes, such as joy, merriment, &c.

    Mystics and Saints of Islam

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