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This is a small selection of the resources on song forms listed in the AfroAsia Project Catalogue.

Berliner, Paul. 1976. ‘The poetic song texts accompanying the “mbira dzavadzimu”’. Ethnomusicology 20(3): 451–482.

Catlin-Jairazbhoy, Amy, Jairazbhoy, Nazir Ali. 2003. From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora (DVD). UCT Libraries: Music Library TZDV 871074.

Cowell, Henry. 1952. Folk Music of the Mediterranean. Introduction and Notes. Online

Cuen, Leigh. 2015. ‘Islamic poet of love’. History Today, (March): 49–55.

Damodaran, Sumangala. 2010. The Forgotten Tradition: Songs of Protest from the 1940s and 1950s. CD. Online.

Dowd, Siobhan, Hancock, Ian F. & Duric, Rajko. 1998. The Roads of the Roma: A PEN Anthology of Gypsy Writers. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press.

Ferris, Kostas [1993]2004. Rembetiko. Digitally remastered version. Youtube Film about a group of Rembete musicians in Greece in the early 20th century.

Gatlif, Tony. 1993. Latcho Drom. Argelia. Film depicting Roma music in historical and geographic context across the centuries.

Goldstein, Miriam Bayla. 2000. ‘Taking up their harps on foreign soil: The adaptations of the Arabic desert ode in Andalusian poetry’. Harvard Judaica Collection Student Research Papers. Cambridge MA: Harvard College Library.

Hobbs, Mary Etta. 2004. ‘An investigation of the traditional cante jondo as the inspiration for the song cycle 'Five Poems of Garcia Lorca' by Elisenda Fábregas’. PhD dissertation, University of North Texas.

Jairazbhoy, Nazir. 1971. The Rags of North Indian Music: Their Structure and Evolution. London: Faber and Faber.

Karomat, Dilorom. 1990. ‘The 12-maqam system and its similarity with Indian ragas, according to Indian manuscripts’. Journal of the Indian Musicological Society: 36–37, 62–88.

Karomat, Dilorom. 2013. ‘Amir Khusrau's Experiments with Persian Maqams’. Talk delivered at Jashn-e-Khusrau 2013. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. YouTube

King's College London. n.d. ‘Musical Transitions to European Colonialism in the Eastern Indian Ocean’. Connected histories of Indian Ocean musics.

Kubik, Gerhard. 1999. Africa and the Blues. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. Lodhi, Abdulaziz Y. 2008. ‘Bantu origins of the Sidis of India’. Pambazuka News, 29 October.

Lomax, Alan. 1962. ‘Song structure and social structure’. Ethnology 1(4): 425–451.

Lorca, Federico Garcia. 1922. Deep Song, trs. A. S. Kline c. 2008. Online

Lorca, Federico Garcia. n.d. Theory and Play of the ‘Duende’, trs. A. S. Kline c. 2007. Online

Lorenzo, Roberto. n.d. Flamenco: Its Origin and Evolution. Online

Nicolini, Beatrice. 2006. ‘The Makran-Baluch- African network in Zanzibar and East Africa during the XIXth century’. African and Asian Studies 5(3–4): 347–370.

Noakes, Greg. 1994. ‘Exploring flamenco's Arab roots’. Saudi Aramco World November/December: 32–35.

Rowell, Lewis. 2000. ‘Scale and mode in the music of the early Tamils of South India’. Music Theory Spectrum 22(2): 135–156.

Shankar, Anoushka et al. 2012. Traveller. Live in France 2012 at Festival Les Nuits de Fourviere. YouTube Concert of Indian and Spanish music.

Urkevich, Lisa. 2015. Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula. New York: Routledge.

Wright, Owen 1992. ‘Music in Muslim Spain’. In: Jayyusi, Salma Khadra (ed.). The Legacy of Muslim Spain. Leiden: Brill.

Wright, Owen 1996. ‘Middle Eastern song-text collections’. Early Music 24(3): 454–458, 460, 462, 465–469.

Zedda, Paulu. 2009. ‘The southern Sardinian tradition of the mutetu longu: a functional analysis’. Oral Tradition, 24(1): 3–40.

SOURCES, RESOURCES

Image claiming to be that of Ziryab (the ‘Blackbird’) Source: https://hamweg.com/2012/11/13/ziryab-theblackbird/Chejne, Anwar G. 1974. ‘Architecture, the Minor Arts, and Music’. Chapter 19 in Muslim Spain, its History and Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Davila, Carl. 2009. ‘Fixing a misbegotten biography: Ziryab in the mediterranean world’. Masaq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 21(2): 121–136.

Farmer, Henry George. 1929. ‘The 'Abbāsids (The Golden Age, 750–847)’. Chapter 5 in A History of Arabian Music to the XIIIth Century. London: Luzac.

Neubauer, Eckhard. n.d. ‘Ziryab’. Grove Music Online.

Noakes, Greg. 1994. ‘Exploring flamenco's Arab roots’. Saudi Aramco World November/December: 32–35.

Shannon, Jonathan Holt. 2007. ‘Performing al- Andalus, remembering al-Andalus: Mediterranean soundings from Mashriq to Maghrib’. Journal of American Folklore, 120(477): 308–334.

Shiloah, Amnon. 1991. ‘The meeting of Christian, Jewish and Muslim musical cultures on the Iberian Peninsula (before 1492)’. Acta Musicologica, 63 (Fasc. 1): 14–20.

Talbi, M. 1988. ‘The independence of the Maghrib’. Chapter 10 in Unesco General History of Africa III: Africa from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century, ed. M. Elfasi. Berkeley, CA: Heinemann & UNESCO.

Wright, Owen 1992. ‘Music in Muslim Spain’. In: Jayyusi, Salma Khadra (ed.). The Legacy of Muslim Spain. Leiden: Brill.

North Africa, Mali and Senegal

Musicians at a traditional festival in Marrakesh, MoroccoDavis, Ruth. 1996. ‘Arab-Andalusian music in Tunisia’. Early Music 24(3): 423–426, 428–431, 433–437.

Joris, Pierre & Tengour, Habib. 2013. ‘Introduction and Selections’. Poems from the Maghreb.

Leghlid, Said. n.d. ‘Amazigh poetry between oral tradition and survival of a culture’. Online

Lockett, Pete. n.d. Rhythms of the Maghreb.

Mattingly, David, Lahr, Marta, Armitage, Simon et al. 2007. ‘Desert migrations: people, environment and culture in the Libyan Sahara’. Libyan Studies 38: 1– 42.

Oxford Music Online. Entries for Egypt, Libya, Sudan. Starting points for further research.

Peyron, Michael. 1995. ‘Middle Atlas Berber poetry’. The Alpine Journal.

Shannon, Jonathan Holt. 2007. ‘Performing al- Andalus, remembering al-Andalus: Mediterranean soundings from Mashriq to Maghrib’. Journal of American Folklore, 120(477): 308–334.

Talbi, M. 1988. ‘The independence of the Maghrib’. Chapter 10 in Unesco General History of Africa III: Africa from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century, ed. M. Elfasi. Berkeley, CA: Heinemann & UNESCO.

University of Cape Town Music Library. Various collections of West African music on CD.