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Arts: Folk Dancers and Folk Singers: Central Asia and Iran
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Cultural expressive performances in music and dance among women in the Islamic Middle East and Central Asia constitutes such varied practices that it is difficult to make hard and fast statements concerning such a vast region. Nevertheless, one can make several general observations: 1. There exists, in general, a vast difference between rural and urban genres, and the manner an…

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Shay, Anthony, “Arts: Folk Dancers and Folk Singers: Central Asia and Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0291c>
First published online: 2009



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