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Le statut socio-économique de la pratique musicale aux Émirats arabes unis.

La tradition du leiwah à Dubaï
Socio-Economic Status of Practicing Music in the United Arab Emirates. The Tradition of Leiwah in Dubai
Maho M. Sebiane
p. 117-135

Abstracts

Leiwah is an Afro-Arabic musical tradition wide spread in the Persian Golf which came into this region from East Africa by way of Omani merchants. In Dubai, leiwah is performed principally at marriages within the different communities of the city (Bedouins, Balouches, ‘ajam), as well as at anniversaries, National Day celebrations and commercial festivals. It is practiced by amateurs among the members of these communities, especially by some of the « Balouchis » within such associations as the Associations of Popular Arts. Though this kind of activity was not remunerated in the past, it is presently at the center of a high economic competition between various music bands and the associations which harbor them. This recent phenomenon in Dubai’s urban, cultural and social life clearly shows that the status of the musicians in the society and economy of the Emirates is in a process of transformation as compared to the traditional model which was common some forty years ago.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Maho M. Sebiane, « Le statut socio-économique de la pratique musicale aux Émirats arabes unis. », Chroniques yéménites, 14 | 2007, 117-135.

Electronic reference

Maho M. Sebiane, « Le statut socio-économique de la pratique musicale aux Émirats arabes unis. », Chroniques yéménites [Online], 14 | 2007, Online since 18 March 2009, connection on 21 September 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/cy/1498 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/cy.1498

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Maho M. Sebiane

Doctorant, Université Paris X-Nanterre

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