Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in IndonesiaBooks
PublisherUniversity of California Press
AbstractWomen, 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.
- islamic music,
- women in islam,
Publication StatementChapter One is made available here with permission from the University of California Press.
Citation InformationAnne K. Rasmussen. Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia. Berkeley(2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anne-rasmussen/3/