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Document Type

Book

Department/Program

Music

Publication Date

2010

Role

Author

Publisher

University of California Press

City

Berkeley

Abstract

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres, also performed by women, flourishes. Based on unique and revealing ethnographic research beginning at the end of Suharto's "New Order" and continuing into the era of "Reformation," the book considers the powerful.

ISBN

9780520255494

Keywords

islamic music, women in islam, Indonesia

Publication Statement

Chapter One is made available here with permission from the University of California Press.

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

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