MAQAM

MAQAM is a US-based production company specializing in Arabic and Middle Eastern media. The company was established by a small group of Arabic music and culture lovers, later becoming a division of 3B Media Inc. `MAQAM` is an Arabic word meaning a position of high esteem. It also refers to a musical mode in Arabic music that is based on the quar.....
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maqam

Any of approximately 120 scales used in Arab classical music and its popular descendants. Modern Arab music mostly uses about 20 maqams, sometimes moving through several in a single piece.
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