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Music and media in the Arab world

Author: Michael Aaron Frishkopf
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt ; New York, New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Music and media in the Arab world.
Cairo, Egypt ; New York, New York : The American University in Cairo Press, ©2014
xiii, 308 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Aaron Frishkopf
ISBN: 9781617976049 1617976040
OCLC Number: 893685768
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: Music and Media in the Arab World; Half Title Page ; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Historical Reflection; 1. A History of Music and Singing on Egyptian Radio and Television; Music and singing on Egyptian Radio; Music and singing on Egyptian television and cassettes; References; Notes; 2. Arab Music Videos and Their Implications for Arab Music and Media; Visual representations of music: Roles of theater, radio, film, and television; The beginnings of modern Arab music videos; Modern music production versus classical music. Technology and the development of the 'video clip'Satellite television broadcasting; Western effects on Arab music production for television; Production of video clips: From quality to societal acceptance; References; Notes; 3. Arab Music and Changes in the Arab Media; Notes; 4. Music and Television in Lebanon; The fifties and sixties: cinema and the first television channels; The seventies and eighties: TV programs that launched singers' careers; The development of satellite channels, music videos, and music programs; The cultural revolution of Lebanese pop singers. Music competitions on Lebanese satellite channelsConclusion; References; Notes; 5. Mass Media and Music in the Arab Persian Gulf; Before oil and mass media; The discovery of oil and the development of mass media: Phonograms; Second World War: Radio; Media, music, and state formation; Post-Second World War: The transition to independence, and further media developments; References; Notes; Cultural Critique, Cultural Analysis; 6. Music of the Streets: The Story of a Television Program; Notes; 7. What's Not on Egyptian Television and Radio! Locating the 'Popular' in Egyptian Sha'bi. My taxi-nomical revelationLocating the 'popular' in Egyptian music; Al-musiqa al-'arabiya; Shababi; Sha'bi; The Arab mediascape since the 1970s; Locating sha'bi in the Egyptian mediascape; A nostalgic present and an invented future; References; Notes; 8. Ruby and the Checkered Heart; Erotic reductionism; The death of subtlety; Flesh parades; The like-this syndrome; Private pleasures; Consumerism unbound; Beyond the physical; The dread of globalization; Ruby's ideology; Outside history; The satellite takeover; Notes; 9. The Controversy over Satellite Music Television in Contemporary Egypt. The video clip: "al-Fann idha hawa"(Art When It Has Sunk Low)"Rotana Cinema: You will (not) be able to take your eyes off it!"; Sami Yusuf and al-fann al-hadif (art with a purpose); References; Notes; 10. Caliphs and Clips; References; Notes; 11. What Would Sayyid Qutb Say? Some Reflections on Video Clips; Everything you wanted to know about sex; This brings us to youth; What would Sayyid Qutb say?; Conclusion; References; Notes; 12. Images of Women in Advertisements and Video Clips: A Case Study of Sherif Sabri; Introduction; Advertising as a virtual and enforcing 'reality''
Responsibility: edited by Michael Frishkopf.

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A collection of essays that examine televised music and the controversial genre of the music video. It addresses the key issues of contemporary Arab society - gender and sexuality, Islam, class,  Read more...

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