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Music and the play of power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia

Author: Laudan Nooshin
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Series: SOAS musicology series; SOAS musicology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is it about the history, geographical position and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia that has made music such a potent and powerful agent? This book looks at the complex  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laudan Nooshin
ISBN: 9780754634577 0754634574 9780754693840 0754693848
OCLC Number: 273819853
Description: xv, 340 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude : power and the play of music / Laudan Nooshin --
'The artist of the people in the battle' : Umm Kulthūm's concerts for Egypt in political context / Laura Lohman --
ʻAbd al-Halim's microphone / Martin Stokes --
Mediated Qur'anic recitation and the contestation of Islam in contemporary Egypt / Michael Frishkopf --
Music, politics and nation building in post-Soviet Tajikistan / Federico Spinetti --
Music and censorship in Afghanistan, 1973-2003 / John Baily --
National traditions and illegal religious activities amongst the Uyghurs / Rachel Harris --
Jews, women and the power to be heard : charting the early Tunisian ughniyya to the present day / Ruth F. Davis --
Music and politics in North Africa / Tony Langlois --
Singing against silence : celebrating women and music at the Fourth Jasmine Festival / Wendy S. DeBano --
'Tomorrow is ours' : re-imagining nation, performing youth in the new Iranian pop music / Laudan Nooshin --
The power of silent voices : women in the Syrian Jewish musical tradition / Kay Kaufman Shelemay.
Series Title: SOAS musicology series; SOAS musicology series.
Responsibility: edited by Laudan Nooshin.

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Award: Contains an essay by Kay Kaufman Shelemay (The Power of Silent Voices: Women in the Syrian Jewish Musical Tradition) which was the winner of the 2010 Jaap Kunst Prize for the most significant Read more...

 
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