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Among the Jasmine Trees : Music and Modernity in Contemporary Syria.

Author: Jonathan Holt Shannon
Publisher: Middletown : Wesleyan University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first ethnographic study of music-making in modern Syria.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shannon, Jonathan Holt.
Among the Jasmine Trees : Music and Modernity in Contemporary Syria.
Middletown : Wesleyan University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Holt Shannon
ISBN: 9780819567987 0819567981
OCLC Number: 767498252
Description: 1 online resource (462 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; A Note on Transliteration; Preface; Introduction: The Aesthetics of Authenticity in Contemporary Syria; One Among the Jasmine Trees; Two Sentiment and Authentic Spirit: Composing Syrian Modernity; Three Constructing Musical Authenticity: History, Cultural Memory, Emotion; Four Body Memory, Temporality, and Transformation in the Dhikr; Five Authentic Performance and the Performance of Authenticity; Six Tarab, Sentiment, and Authenticity; Seven Notes Toward Closure; Epilogue: 2000; Notes; Glossary of Selected Arabic Terms. Selected Bibliography and DiscographyIndex.

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Investigates expressions of authenticity in Syria's musical culture, which is known for embracing and preserving the Arab musical tradition. Presenting a study of ethnomusicology of the modern Middle  Read more...

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"Both intellectually stimulating and delightfully engaging, the book stands out for its scholarly rigor and rich documentation. Shannon approaches his subject matter with keen musical sensibility and Read more...

 
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