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Maqam is an Arabic word ( مقام ) and denotes a modal structure that characterizes the art of music of countries in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. In this area we can distinguish four main musical cultures which all belong to the Maqam family, namely the Kurdish, the Persian, the Arabic and the Turkish.
- For Arabic maqam, see Arabic maqam
- For Azeri mugham, see Mugam
- For Iraqi maqam, see Maqam al-iraqi
- For Kurdish and Persian Awaaz or Maqamî Dêng Dastgah and Persian traditional music and Musical radif
- For Sephardic Jewish use of Arabic maqam, see Weekly Maqam
- For Turkish makam, see Makam
- For Uyghur music, see Muqam
- For Uzbeks and Tajik people, see maqom(Shashmaqam)ar:مقامةja:マカーム