Setting the Scene

Anne K. Rasmussen

in Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780520255487
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947429 | DOI:
Setting the Scene

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This chapter presents the details behind the creation of this book, which focuses on the culture of the recited Qur'an, the Islamic music heard in contexts where the Qur'an was performed, and the ways in which a variety of participants, especially girls and women, are involved in this performance complex. It discusses music in Muslim Indonesia, the separate worlds of Indonesian and Arab music, women in Muslim Indonesia, and the global politics of Islam. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Islamic performance; Indonesia; religion; Qur'an; Islamic music; Arab music

Chapter.  16188 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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