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Ibn Bāna, ʿAmr
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ʿAmr Ibn Muḥammad b. Sulaymān b. Rāshid (d. 278/891), an early Arab musician, was a mawlā of the Thaqīf tribe and Bāna was his mother’s name. His father was in charge of an administrative governmental office and a prominent ʿAbbāsid secretary. ʿAmr lived in Baghdad and died in Sāmarrāʾ. He was a good poet as well as a good singer endowed with a beautiful and heart-rending singing style. He followed the singing style of Ibrāhīm b. al-Mahdī (d. 224/839), that is, taking liberty to change the older repertoire to suit …

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Sawa, George Dimitri, “Ibn Bāna, ʿAmr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30729>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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