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...specifically Arabian musical culture, and only a few late examples of this music are extant.
The style was preserved in Egypt and Syria because the Arabic language...
...have a significance beyond the bondage of Israel in Egypt.
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 Music in Ancient Egypt
Music was an integral part of religious worship in ancient Egypt, so it is not surprising that there were gods specifically associated with music, such as Hathor and Bes (both were also associated with dance, fertility and childbirth).
Otherwise there is little evidence for the amateur musician in pharaonic Egypt, and it is unlikely that musical achievement was seen as a desirable goal for individuals who were not professionals.
Ritual temple music was largely a matter of the rattling of the sistrum, accompanied by voice, sometimes with harp and/or percussion.
www.umich.edu /~kelseydb/Exhibits/MIRE/Introduction/AncientEgypt/AncientEgypt.html   (411 words)

 Ancient Egyptian Music
In a culture as full of religious rituals as ancient Egypt, music tends to be a significant part of every day life.
It is believed that some of the music was either spontaneously created, or perhaps singers were able to direct their accompanying music with arm gestures to indicate pitch and tempo.
Music is generally important in any society, for many reasons, and ancient Egypt is no exception.
www.ancient-egypt-online.com /egyptian-music.html   (452 words)

 Egyptian Music
Music was used in some religious ceremonies and sometimes to exorcise evil spirits.
Music is used for liturgical songs, and there is also evidence of different types of singing such as responsorial.
Egypt's music later was greatly influenced by the Arab tradition.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/Africa/EgyptMusic.html   (594 words)

 Music in Egypt - Seven Millennia of Performance
The musical forms of the Arab and Islamic world are the predominant form of music in Egypt in its recent history (two millennia is recent to an historian).
Egypt's importance in Arabic music is shown by the fact that many of the great masters of Arabic music were Egyptian: Sayed Darwish, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Umm Kulthum, Mohamed Al-Qasabji, Zakariyya Ahmad, and Riad Al-Sunbati just to name a few.
Egypt loves its musicians, and it is said that the funeral of Egypt's greatest singer, Umm Kulthum, in 1975 was larger than that of President Nasser.
www.touregypt.net /music.htm   (2089 words)

 Sacred Coptic Music of Egypt - Sound Clip - MSN Encarta
In Egypt, the Coptic liturgy is celebrated through the Mass in Coptic churches.
It is believed that the primary characteristics of Coptic music (strong vocal tradition, use of cymbals and triangles) were adopted from the music of ancient Egyptians, of whom the Copts are the direct descendants.
This example is from the congregation and master chanter of the Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark, one of the chruches of Cairo built sometime during the 4th or 5th century.
encarta.msn.com /media_461563570/Sacred_Coptic_Music_of_Egypt.html   (132 words)

 An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Music
Clapping to music is often displayed by singers depicted in Old Kingdom tombs, and even today remains an important aspect of modern Egyptian music.
If these signs do represent musical notation, one might expect the length of the verticals to indicate pitches, but the lengths are insufficient to differentiate among the twenty-one strings of the angular harp.
One of Hathor's titles was "mistress of music" and she was considered the goddess of singers.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/music.htm   (2806 words)

 Music of Egypt - Definition, explanation
The music of ancient Egypt has not been documented, but some musicologists believe that the liturgical music of the Coptic Church is directly descended from ancient Egyptian music.
Arab musical tradition is usually said to have begun in the 7th century in Syria during the Umayyad dynasty.
Sawahii music is a type of popular music from the northern coast, and is based around the simsimaya, a stringed instrument.
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 Egypt Daily
Low-key wedding party for president's son · Egypt revisits vexed question of next leader Burly security men in lightweight suits were muttering into walkie-talkies and turning all non-residents...
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (,) - If this was supposed to be the spring thaw in the chilly relationship between Iran and the United States, it was a short season.
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 Egypt facts, Egypt travel videos, flags, photos - National Geographic
Egypt controls the Suez Canal, the shortest sea link between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Nile flows north out of central Africa, cascading over the cataracts (waterfalls) through Upper (southern) Egypt and Lower (northern) Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea—with a mountainous desert to the east, a rolling drier desert to the west, and the vast Sahara to the south.
Egypt is Africa's second most populous country after Nigeria, and it has the highest population in the Arab world.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_egypt.html   (711 words)

 Music in Ancient Egypt
Deities were praised in songs and many women of the elite had titles such as 'chantress of Amun', demonstrating the importance of music in the cults of the gods.
There were several areas where music played an important part: worship of gods, military and processional music, music at the court, music and sexuality, and the 'songs of the harpist'.
Music was an integral part of religious worship in ancient Egypt, so it is not surprising that there were gods specifically associated with music, such as Hathor and Bes.
www.kingtutshop.com /freeinfo/Egyptian-Musics.htm   (717 words)

 Neon Egypt - Intuitive Music
Stockhausen was describing a process he was exploring whereby the participating musicians aimed to set aside the strictures of accepted musical form, style and compositional rules, and, for better or worse, to remove all internal and external impediments to experiencing purely inspired, "intuitive" musical expression, wherever that might lead.
Thus "intuitive music" in Stockhausen's original sense does not admit of any historical musical precedents, and therefore cannot observe any rules of composition or classifications of style, or in fact any rules at all.
From the musicians' standpoint, music that is intuitively produced, and also one's view and experience of that process, tend to become naturally melded to some degree with the character of one's previous musical experiences and training.
www.neonegypt.com /intuitive.htm   (684 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: Egypt, Youssou N'Dour, CD
Musically, Egypt is glorious: Where, in the past, N'Dour's crossover sensibilities have often led him to inflated global pop, this bridge leads to lushly recorded strings and Oriental rhythms, lit up by a voice regarded as one of the world's finest.
The material is traditional Sufi music, and N'Dour has applied, via the score's director, Hassan Khaleel, Senegalese rhythms and folk melodies to exist in concert with the time-honored originals.
It is the music of joy and reverence and, as it bridges the various aspects of Islamic cultural traditions, one hopes it can create, via the sheer beauty of its sound and the translation of its lyrics, a portrait of a world that is far different from the one portrayed by Western media constructs.
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 The Music & Dance of Ancient Egypt
The importance of music in daily life in Ancient Egypt is underscored by the large number of musical instruments found in museum collections around the world.
Probably the best indication of the Ancient Egyptian's enjoyment and value of music and dance is a satirical papyrus wherein an ass is playing a large harp, a lion with a lyre, a crocodile with a lute, and a monkey with a double oboe.
The act of dancing was inseparable from music, and so the depictions of dance in Pharaonic tombs and temples invariably show the dancers either being accompanied by groups of musicians or themselves playing castanets or clappers to keep the rhythm.
showcase.netins.net /web/ankh/music.html   (1005 words)

 African Studies Center | Egypt Page
This section includes an index of resources for the study of ancient Egypt, including the territory under the control of the modern states of Egypt and Sudan, and part of Libya.
This illustrated "Pilgrimage to Abydos", tries to retrace for the user the very perception and emotions of the pilgrimage undertaken by Seti I himself and his people some 3300 years ago, and which is at the origin of the temple of Abydos, a grandiose ex-voto open once and then closed for ever.
Extensive resources on Egypt with pictures, diagrams, short essays that cover pictures of 82 gods, detailed coverage of the ruling dynasties from 1-17, and essays on foregin rule.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Egypt.html   (839 words)

 Ancient Egyptian music. Music inspired by Ancient Egypt. New Age music. Music CD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This music was inspired by the tale of Cleopatra and the Temple at Dendera where she was woshipped as Pharaoh.
The fabled Cobra of ancient Egypt was the royal snake of the Pharaohs.
A romantic and mesmerizing flute music that has a very unique style and sound which is further enhanced by the soothing tones of strings and mysterious whispering vocals.
www.ancientnile.co.uk /egyptian-music.php   (2623 words)

 Arab Music - Part Two
By the early 1930s, the impact of Westernization on Egyptian music was considerable, as testified to in the reports issued by the Congress of Arab Music held in Cairo in 1932.
One aspect of unity in Arab music is the intimate connection between the music and the Arabic language.
Although it is the basis for various musical compositions, the maqâm scheme may be best illustrated through such nonmetric improvisatory genres as the instrumental solo known in Egypt and the Levant as taqâsîm, vocal forms such as the layali and the mawwal, and religious genres such as Qur'anic chanting and the Sufi Qasidah.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M151/Arab_Music2.html   (2001 words)

 Ancient Egypt: Music and Dance
Music in all its forms, be it simple clapping, singing or playing instruments had an important place in ancient Egyptian life.
Music was part of religious ceremonies [7] and musicianship was highly valued and mentioned on mortuary stelae of, among others, Pesheremehit, son of housemistress and musician of Min Tediusir and of the priest Pehet
The Egyptians told me that he was the only son of him who first became king of Egypt, and that he died before his time and was honoured with these lamentations by the Egyptians, and that this was their first and only song.
www.reshafim.org.il /ad/egypt/timelines/topics/music.htm   (2916 words)

 Oxford University Press: Music in Egypt: Scott L. Marcus
Music in Egypt is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series.
Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world.
Music in Egypt provides an overview of the country's rich and dynamic contemporary musical landscape.
www.oup.com /us/catalog/general/subject/Music/WorldMusicEthnomusicology/?view=usa&ci=9780195146455   (525 words)

 Rediscover Ancient Egypt - Music in Ancient Egypt
In addition to the numerous representations of musical scenes pictured in temples and tombs from all periods throughout Egypt’s dynastic history, we also have access to hundreds of various Ancient Egyptian musical instruments that have been recovered from their tombs.
The depicted musical scenes in Ancient Egyptian tombs, as well as instruments found from the Old and Middle Kingdoms, indicate ratios between the open strings of the harp, the densely ordered frets on the long necks of string instruments, as well as the measurements between the fingerholes in wind instruments that reveal/confirm:
It is sufficiently evident, from the sculptures of the Ancient Egyptians, that their musicians were acquainted with the triple symphony—the harmony of instruments, voices, and of voices and instruments.
www.egypt-tehuti.org /articles/music.html   (602 words)

 Egypt: National Geographic World Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But this vibrant county has plenty of musical allures outside its capital as well; the musical legacy of the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria and the villages of Upper Egypt (the country's southernmost and most culturally Nubian areas) continue to hold sway on the imagination.
On the religious front, Koranic recitation (which, technically, is not considered "music" at all by the observant) and Sufi ritual music belong to Islam, while liturgical music sung in the ancient Copt language is the legacy of the country's now small, but still extant Coptic Christian population.
From the saiyidi music of the upper Nile valley to the sawahili tradition from along the Mediterranean coast to the desert sounds of the Bedouin people, there are as many folk styles as there are kinds of Egyptian landscapes.
worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com /worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/egypt_39?fs=www3.nationalgeographic.com   (407 words)

 World Music Egypt - Egyptian Music
While the Sufi musical tradition of Pakistan is well documented in the popular press because of the work of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his predecessors, the Sabri Brothers (both represented with excellent tracks in this collection), the wealth of great art from this religious culture is often left unheard.
Not only Pakistan, but Egypt, Senegal, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and many other countries in Asia and the Middle East have rich traditions of devotional music from loosely defined Sufi roots, from the simplest solo singer to lush orchestras of percussion, harmoniums, and massed voices.
This album is based on a challenging idea: Try to recreate a musical form from a culture and period that left behind no recordings or musical notation, using only history, a description of the instruments, and some historical artifacts.
www.almudo.com /Egypt-Music.htm   (977 words)

 Ancient Music Timeline Charts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Music of Egypt [WM1] This timeline chart shows musical instruments of the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, discusses the role of the chironomist in ancient Egyptian music, and presents hieroglyphics for musical instruments, song and dance.
Music of Sumer and Babylon [WM2] A timeline chart showing the musical instruments of ancient Mesopotamia, with a brief history of the area.
Discusses the Chinese theory of opposites, with music becoming the harmonizing factor between heaven and earth; tells about the Chinese Emperor's search for the Yellow Sound; and presents the Chinese system of tuning lus (pan pipes) by a cycle of 5ths to arrive at a seven tone scale.
www.carousel-music.com /ancientmusic.html   (627 words)

 World Music Network feature: The Music of Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the many alluring things about Egypt is its capacity to surprise at every turn, and the ideal sampler of its music should reflect such quixotic diversity.
Singing in Egypt under family tuition, she became successful in the mid-1990s, when she started to work with the new wave of Egyptian composers and melodies.
Nevertheless, her career has spanned a period of relentless consumer change in Egypt, and she has adapted her songs from long and melancholy heart-rending operettas to accommodate the introduction of flamenco and, more recently, the upbeat pop songs of the 1990s.
www.worldmusic.net /home/features/egypt.html   (1682 words)

 Amazon.com: Egypt: Music: Youssou N'Dour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The music is thus more hypnotic and angular than his pop stuff, and it is refreshing not to hear an American or British voice breaking through.
N'Dour's homage to Egypt and the heartland of Sufism.
N'Dour's latest release EGYPT is different yet again: EGYPT retains N'Dour's homage to Egypt and the heartland of Sufism, blends in his Senegal sound with Middle East influences, and showcases these influences more than many of his other albums.
www.amazon.com /Egypt-Youssou-NDour/dp/B00024BHCO   (1531 words)

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