Variations among the contemporary North African nūba poetic-musical traditions, as well as their shifting social bases, show that migration to and elaboration within North African societies transformed the elite musical artistry of al-Andalus. Viewing the Andalusian nūba as a trans-Mediterranean phenomenon illustrates the significant diversity that lay beneath the apparent uniformity of erudite Arab-Mediterranean culture in the late medieval and early modern periods.

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