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Divine Inspirations Music and Islam in Indonesia

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ISBN-10: 019538542X

ISBN-13: 9780195385427

Edition: 2010

Authors: David D. Harnish, Anne K. Rasmussen

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Indonesia is celebrated for its courtly arts, its beautiful beaches, its tourist attractions, and its artisan marketplace. Yet long overdue is a look at Indonesian Islam as the source of and inspiration for the arts throughout the history if its people, and in the dynamic popular performances of today. From the rhythmic grooves of dang dut, the archipelago's tenacious pop music, to the oft-quoted image of the wayang shadow puppet-theater, Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam inIndonesia investigates the expression of the Muslim religion through a diversity of art forms in this region. And from Quranic recitation by teenaged girls and women in Jakarta to the provincial patronage of Sufi arts…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.57" wide x 9.17" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

About the Companion Website
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: The World of Islam in the Music of Indonesia
Tensions and Change
Past and Present Issues of Islam within the Central Javanese Gamelan and Wayang Kulit
Tensions between Adat (Custom) and Agama (Religion) in the Music of Lombok
Mysticism and Devotion
�The Muslim Sisterhood�: Religious Performance, Transnational Feminism(s), and the Particularity of Indonesia
Brai in Performance: Religious Ecstasy and Art in Java
Self-Defense and Music in Muslim Contexts in West Java
Global Currents and Discourse
From �Dust� to Platinum: Global Currents through the Malay World of Musical Islam
�Authentic� Islamic Sound? Orkes Gambus Music, the Arab Idiom, and Sonic Symbols in Indonesian Islamic Musical Arts
The Discourse on Islam and Music in West Java, with Emphasis on the Music Group, Ath-Thawaf
Contemporary Performative Worlds
�Art with a Muslim Theme� and �Art with a Muslim Flavor� among Women of West Aceh
Islam, Politics, and the Dynamic of Contemporary Music in Indonesia
Morality and its (Dis)contents: Dangdut and Islam in Indonesia