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Performing Al-Andalus

Music and Nostalgia Across the Mediterranean

Performing Al-Andalus( )
Author: Shannon, Jonathan Holt
Series title:Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa Ser.
ISBN:978-0-253-01762-8
Publication Date:Jul 2015
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day Syria, Morocco, and Spain, but with varying and sometimes contradictory meanings in different social and political contexts....
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Book Details
Pages:252
Detailed Subjects: Music / History & Criticism
Music / Ethnic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:0.869 Pounds



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