Wikipedia articles on Arab music
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- 1 General
- 1.1 Music
- 1.1.1 Historical figures
- 1.1.2 Music of social (ethnic, linguistic, religious) groups
- 1.1.3 Religious music
- 1.1.4 Musical instruments
- 1.1.5 Musical genres
- 1.1.6 Theory
- 1.2 Dance
- 1.1 Music
- 2 North Africa (al-maghrib)
- 3 Egypt
- 4 Levant
- 5 Iraq
- 6 Arabian peninsula
(file articles about contemporary music connected with a specific country or region below)
Stringed instruments (chordophones)
Wind instruments (aerophones)
Other instruments (idiophones)
North Africa (al-maghrib)
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