1-3 of 3 results  for:

  • Musical Form x
  • Musical Concepts, Genres, and Terms x
Clear all


A musician in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. See Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of, §I.


A 19th-century term for the minstrel show. See Minstrelsy, American



Janet Topp Fargion

A musical genre, the term ṭāarab comes from the Arabic ṭārab (from the root ṭrb), meaning pleasure, rapture, entertainment, or these emotions as evoked by music. In East Africa it denotes a style of popular entertainment music played at weddings and other celebrations along the Swahili coast. The style contains the features of a typical Indian Ocean music, combining influences from Egypt, the Arabian peninsula, India and the West with local musical practices. Musicians generally agree that ...