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Theorizing the LocalMusic, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond$
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Richard Wolf

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.001.0001

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Zahīrok

Zahīrok

The Musical Base of Baloch Minstrelsy

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(p.225) Chapter 12 Zahīrok
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Theorizing the Local
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Sabir Badalkhan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0012

This chapter investigates the texts, contexts, and performance characteristics associated with zahīrok in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Makran area of Pakistan and Iran. Zahīrok refers to a musical genre as well as a set of melody types and a category of emotion. Baloch understand the zahīrok to be at the very foundation of their music; it is an important basis for local Baluch musical theorizing.

Keywords:   zahīrok, Pakistan, Makran, Baloch, local theorizing, emotion, melody type, Iran

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