Voices of peace and the legacy of reconciliation: popular music, nationalism, and the quest for peace in the Middle East

  title={Voices of peace and the legacy of reconciliation: popular music, nationalism, and the quest for peace in the Middle East},
  author={Nasser Al-Taee},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={41 - 61}
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