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Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia

David Harnish and Anne Rasmussen


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, this book investigates the expression of the Muslim religion through a diversity of art forms in this region. And from Quranic recitation by teenaged girls a ... More

Keywords: Indonesia, Indonesian Islam, dang dut, pop music, wayang shadow puppet-theater, Quranic recitation, Sufi arts, Muslim ritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195385410
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385410.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Harnish, editor
Bowling Green State University

Anne Rasmussen, editor
College of William and Mary

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