Performing Piety through Islamic Musical Arts

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:
Performing Piety through Islamic Musical Arts

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This chapter looks at the various strains of Islamic musical arts—from devotional song to multimedia performance and commercial production—that occur in the contexts introduced in the first four chapters. It aims to describe the kinds of music, both live and mediated, that were a part of the rituals, ceremonies, classes, festivals, and competitions which the author experienced among the community of reciters and religious specialists with whom she worked. Taken collectively, the music of Indonesian Islam constitutes a singular repertoire of music that has remained largely invisible to the rest of the Islamicate world.

Keywords: Islamic music; reciters; Indonesia

Chapter.  19184 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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