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The Music of Islam Sampler
Various Artists
The Music of Islam Sampler
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Ten years in the making, The Music of Islam series recorded in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran and Qatar represents the most comprehensive sound documentation available to Westerners to...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: The Music of Islam Sampler
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Release Date: 12/2/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Middle East, Islamic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013711315929

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Album Description
Ten years in the making, The Music of Islam series recorded in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran and Qatar represents the most comprehensive sound documentation available to Westerners today, of a world religion dating back to 1/622. Although governed by strict rules for fourteen centuries, contact with other cultures has radically affected Islamic music throughout history. As the world enters the XV/21st century the timing of this collection serves an even larger purpose, documenting the traditions that have survived and will continue to survive for centuries to come. Today, one fifth of the world's population, one billion people, are Muslims, occupying a large territory stretching from the Atlantic shore of north and west Africa, through west, central, and south Asia to island southeast Asia, and attracting an increasing following in India, western Europe, north America, east Asia, and southern Africa. This is a global presence which cannot be ignored.Nearly 80 minutes playing time, this recording is a complete representation (sampler) of the series, featuring one selection from each of the fifteen volumes, seventeen CDs respectively.

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Excellent composit of the genre
Richard N. Schultz | Orlando, FL USA | 10/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those of us interested in the cultural origins of the islamic world, this album is a 'must'. For those of us that know music to be the 'snapshot' of the philosophy and artistic creativeness of a 'people', this album provides the insight to the core of islamic belief. For those of us not fully prepared to invest the money for the complete set, this will do. (at least for the moment) The selections are truely representative of the musical spectrum of the genre and 'get better' the more one hears the subtlties and undertones captured in this CD. Highly recommended!"