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The Lost ParadiseAndalusi Music in Urban North Africa$
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Jonathan Glasser

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226327068

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.001.0001

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Texts, Authority, and Possession

Texts, Authority, and Possession

(p.145) 5 Texts, Authority, and Possession
The Lost Paradise

Jonathan Glasser

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the printed song-text compilation, a central medium for Andalusi musical revivalists to materialize the repertoire and engage in the work of tadwīn. Because a major impetus for the creation of compilations is the desire to correct other compilations, tadwīn through print leads directly into a key question of musical authority: how does one authenticate a version of a song text as correct? By tracing the intertwined trajectories of several printed compilations of nūba texts over the past hundred years, this chapter highlights diverse strategies for asserting textual and musical authority, as well as recurring dilemmas with regard to the limits of genealogical authority. These instances of textual building underline the fluid relationship among texts, persons, authors, and the act of hoarding in the Andalusi musical domain, thereby demanding an understanding of printed compilations as metonymic parts of a much wider symbolic field of musical inscription.

Keywords:   texts, personhood, hoarding, authority, genealogy, authors, print, tadwīn

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