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Author Glasser, Jonathan, author

Title The lost paradise : Andalusi music in urban North Africa / Jonathan Glasser
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Chicago studies in ethnomusicology
Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Contents List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliteration -- Introduction -- Part 1. The People of al-Andalus -- Prologue: An Istikhbār -- 1. An Andalusi Archipelago -- 2. The Shaykh and the Mūlū' -- 3. Heavy and Light: Andalusi Music as Genre -- Part 2. Revival -- Prologue: A Photograph -- 4. Ambiguous Revivals -- 5. Texts, Authority, and Possession -- 6. The Associative Movement -- 7. The Politics of Patrimony -- Conclusion: The Lost -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary For more than a century, urban North Africans have sought to protect and revive Andalusi music, a prestigious Arabic-language performance tradition said to originate in the 'lost paradise' of medieval Islamic Spain. Yet despite the Andalusi repertoire's enshrinement as the national classical music of postcolonial North Africa, its devotees continue to describe it as being in danger of disappearance. In 'The Lost Paradise', Jonathan Glasser explores the close connection between the paradox of patrimony and the questions of embodiment, genealogy, secrecy and social class
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 29, 2016)
Subject Arabs -- Algeria -- Music -- History and criticism.
Arabs -- Morocco -- Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Algeria -- History and criticism.
Music -- Morocco -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022632737X (electronic bk.)
9780226327372 (electronic bk.)