Library of Congress Subjects may be simple or may be subdivided by location, subject, or period. The examples below should give you some idea of subject keywords to use when searching for this topic. Note: in Advanced Search you can specify format (book, compact disc, audio, or score, musical) and you can combine search words on several lines.
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Call Numbers consist of letters for a major division (M for scores, ML for Music Literature, or MT for Music Theory and Teaching), followed by numbers for subdivision. Additional subdivision uses additional lines on the label, for example
Belly Dance is a genre of dance that has become popular outside of the Middle East, as exercise as well as entertainment. Like almost every form of dance, specific musical forms and styles accompany it. Check out these CDs from the Music Collection counter:
Popular Music of Arabic-speaking countries encompasses a variety of styles, often influenced by American music without losing a Middle Eastern sensibility. Check out these compilations to sample some of the flavors of modern Arabic popular music:
Popular music of Israel has a long history, incorporating the many musical styles of neighbors both to Israel and of the Jewish Diaspora. Jewish musicians have sung in Hebrew, Yiddish, and many European languages.