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Traveling spirit masters : Moroccan Gnawa trance and music in the global marketplace

Author: Deborah A Kapchan
Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2007] ©2007
Series: Music/culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A group of ritual musicians and former slaves brought from sub-Saharan Africa to Morocco, the Gnawa heal those they believe to be possessed, using incense, music, and trance. This book on Gnawa music and its global reach is a demonstration of how and why trance - and indeed all sacred music - is fast becoming a transnational sensation.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah A Kapchan
ISBN: 9780819568519 0819568511 9780819568526 081956852X
OCLC Number: 123539484
Description: xiii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Emplacement --
Intoxication --
"A gesture narrowly divides us from chaos" : gesture and word in trance time --
Working the spirits : the entranced body, the entranced word --
On the threshold of a dream --
The chellah gardens --
Money and the spirit --
In France with the Gnawa --
Narratives of epiphany : indexing global links --
Possessing Gnawa culture : displaying sound, creating history in Dar Gnawa --
Conclusion: The alchemy of the musical imagination.
Series Title: Music/culture.
Responsibility: Deborah Kapchan.
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"Traveling Spirit Masters will prove to be of greater interest to students and scholars of Middle East studies." Jeffrey Callen, Review of Middle East Studies / MESA Bulletin Review of Middle East Read more...

 
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