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Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia
Books
  • Anne K. Rasmussen, College of William and Mary
Document Type
Book
Department/Program
Music
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Role
Author
Publisher
University of California Press
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
Disciplines
Publication Statement
Chapter One is made available here with permission from the University of California Press.
Citation Information
Anne K. Rasmussen. Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia. Berkeley(2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anne-rasmussen/3/