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a poetic genre in the literature of the peoples of the Middle East and Central and South Asia.

The qasida is a panegyric ode in praise of an influential person. Its formal characteristics are considerable size (from 20 to 200 bayts), a single end rhyme (aa, ba, ca, da…), and three-part composition. According to medieval canon, the qasida opens with the nasib, or lyrical prelude, in which the author mourns his separation from his beloved. It is followed by a description of the poet’s journey to the figure being praised. The main, and last, part is the poet’s tribute. Philosophical qasidas developed in the 11th and 12th centuries. The fact that the mention of an influential person is indispensible and often coupled with dates and historical events makes qasidas an important historical source. The most outstanding masters of the genre were the Arab poets Imru al-Qays (sixth century) and Abu Tammam (ninth century), the Persian-Tajik poets Unsuri and Anvari (11th century), and the Azerbaijani poet Khagani (12th century).


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Marle Hammond and Dana Sajdi (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2008), 143-84; Dana Sajdi, "Trespassing the Male Domain: The Qasidah of Layla Al-Akhyaliyyah," Journal of Arabic Literature 31, no.
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The group that eventually performed, as they themselves told me, played qasidah and not campursari at all.
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This dance/theatre piece is in three parts: Boraque (Bird of Paradise) Berkumandangnya Qasidah; 3 Naga (3 Dragon) - Feast of Fools and Gajah putih (White Elephant) - Stirrings.
The Vagaries of the Qasidah. No publication location included: E.J.W Gibb Memorial Trust, 1997.
It was common knowledge among the author's consultants--from her women friends and shopkeepers in the town of al-Minya, to the intelligentsia of Cairo and Alexandria--that, for example, "she infused her singing with meaning," that "she could sing beautifully because she could read the Qur'an," that "she never sang a line the same way twice," that "she resurrected the Qasidah" (classical Arabic poetry), that she was "the voice of Egypt." In fact, statements like these--or "tropes" as Danielson calls them (following scholar Stephen Blum)--which almost became tiresome cliches in Danielson's early research, organize the elegant analysis of the life and music of Umm Kulthum that unfolds in the 202 pages of the book's text.
El sexto capitulo, La traduccion: la poetica, comenta las dificultades de adaptacion del qasidah islamico en la poetica occidental.
He seems to suggest that a qasidah is customarily rendered by a soloist with a choir, but soloistic performance is surely more common (p.