Found in: Turkish music
Maqam is 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 three main musical cultures which all belong to the Maqam family, namely the Persian, the Arabic and the Turkish.
For Arabic maqam, see Arabic maqam
For Azeri mugham, see Mugham
For Ottoman Turkish makam, see Makam