Debate in the improvised-sung poetry of the Palestinians

Sbait, Dirgham H.
April 1993
Asian Folklore Studies;1993, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p93
Poetry Review
Deals with the poetic debate engaged in by professional Palestinian poet-singers, primarily at traditional Palestinian weddings in the Galilee region. Extemporizing-singing of several poetic genres; Analysis of the poetic debate; Major poetic and musical characteristics of each genre; Time limits; Training of poets; Originality of the practice of poetic debate.


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