Sacred Poetry and Music in Muslim Cultures
Despite the widespread belief that music, dance, and poetry are unlawful, or at the very least discouraged in Islam, Muslim cultures have produced one of the largest corpora of poetry, in scores of languages. They have also composed music incorporating several geo-cultural, secular, and sacred musical traditions. This multi-media-rich talk will feature several examples of mystical poetry in performance from Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Indonesian, Western European, and North American Muslim mystical traditions.… Show more
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