Note: Another fragment of Mizan Btaihi, itself a movement of the nuba (suite) Rasd ad-Dil. The nubaat of Arabo-Andalusian music are credited to the musician and courtier Abu al-Hassan 'Ali ibn Naifi', called Ziryab, a tremendously influential figure in the twinned histories of Spain and the Maghreb. Born in Baghdad (possibly of Kurdish ancestry), Ziryab left that city under pressure from jealous rivals and installed himself in the court of 'Abd ar-Rahman II of Cordoba, where he introduced a modified form of the Iraqi maqam system
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