Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Lost ParadiseAndalusi Music in Urban North Africa$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Glasser

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226327068

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 19 September 2019

Prologue: An Istikhbār

Prologue: An Istikhbār

Chapter:
(p.23) Prologue: An Istikhbār
Source:
The Lost Paradise
Author(s):

Jonathan Glasser

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.003.0002

This prologue describes a contemporary scene of performance in order to evoke some of the aesthetic of Andalusi music and to launch into the key questions of the subsequent three chapters. By way of a vivid description of a public performance of a beloved poem in the setting of an Andalusi music festival, this prologue introduces the intertwined questions of place, people, and genre that are central to the notion of Andalusi musical practitioners as a social formation. It lays out the problem of how to make sense of the connections between Andalusi musical origin narratives, the genre's contemporary geography, relationships of transmission and authority, and the genre's relationship to the wider sonic landscape.

Keywords:   place, personhood, genre, performance, istikhbār

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.