The world of Arab music has long been dominated by Cairo, a cultural center, though musical innovation and regional styles abound from Tunisia to Saudi Arabia.Beirut has, in recent years, also become a major center of Arabic music.
It would be incorrect though to call it modal, for the Arabic system is more complex than that of the Greek modes. maqamat), which looks like the mode, but is not quite the same.
"Jins" in Arabic comes from the ancient Greek word "genus," meaning type. ajnas) is either a trichord, a tetrachord, or a pentachord.
The trichord is three notes, the tetrachord four, and the pentachord five.
The stories are told over a period of one thousand and one nights, and every night she ends the story with a suspenseful situation, forcing the King to keep her alive for another day.
The individual stories were created over several centuries, by many people from a number of different lands.
Arabic literature emerged in the 6th century, with only fragments of the written language appearing before then.