Sufi Music of India and Pakistan: Sound, Context, and Meaning

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9780195979107: Sufi Music of India and Pakistan: Sound, Context, and Meaning

This book is a ground-breaking study of cultural performance. Specifically it is about Qawwali, conventionally understood as the music of Sufism in South Asia. One of the most highly regarded scholars in ethnomusicology, Regula Qureshi comes with a unique set of tools to bear on this study.

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Regula Burckhardt Qureshi's study carefully describes and documents the performance and rules of this music in the traditional Sufi assembly. Through the ritual of sama, the profound belief system and its powerful articulation through mystical poetry in three languages (Farsi, Hindi, Urdu), Qureshi explores the social and economic relationships between Sufi listeners and musicians.

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Regula Burckhardt Qureshi is at University of Alberta.

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