Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

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In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience. Through a wide range of case studies from West Asia, South Asia and North Africa and their diasporas - including studies of Sufi chanting in Egypt and Morocco, dance in Afghanistan, and qMuslim punkq on-line - the book demonstrates how Islam should not be conceived of as being monolithic or monocultural, how there is a large disagreement within Islam as to how music and performance should be approached, such disagreements being closely related to debates about orthodoxy, secularism, and moderate and fundamental Islam, and how important cultural activities have been, and continue to be, for the formation of Muslim identity.... (accessed 5 July 2011). Serkan114 Auf dem Weg zu Dir (On my way to you) ( 2004) 114media. ... Online. www.muslimhiphop. com/misc/docs/ music_question_faith.pdf (accessed 24 June 2010). Mitchell, T. (ed.) (2001), Global Noise: Rapanbsp;...

Title:Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World
Author:Kamal Salhi
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-17


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