FOLK MELODIES OF DAMASCUS REGION
ŞAM BÖLGESİ ARAP HALK EZGİLERİ

Author : Abdussamed YEŞİLDAĞ
Number of pages : 123-142

Abstract

Folk melodies function as the cornerstone for the formation of the culture of the society that they belong to as they transfer values from generation to generation. Like other great cultures, Arabic culture has an important heritage in terms of folk melodies. Since Arabic geography is made up of many different regions and dialects, and each region has its own melodies, it has a far richer heritage. In this context, it is necessary to analyze and research this rich heritage of Arabic folk melodies, which vary both throughout the country and among cities. This research aims to reveal and classify the characteristic structure of the Arabic folk melodies of the Damascus region, which includes Syria, Jordan and Palestine, which contain many cultural elements. For this purpose, preliminary information was obtained from references and a comprehensive literature review search was performed and the melodies were examined under certain headings.

Keywords

Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Arabic Folk Melodies, Mevvâl, Dabke, Terâvîd

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