Performing al-Andalus


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<P>Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day Syria, Morocco, and Spain, but with varying and sometimes contradictory meanings in different social and political contexts. As he traces the movements of musicians, songs, histories, and memories circulating around the Mediterranean, he argues that attention to such flows offers new insights into the complexities of culture and the nuances of selfhood.</P>
<P>Prelude<BR>Acknowledgments<BR>A Note on Transliteration</P><P>Overture Performance, Nostalgia, and the Rhetoric of al-Andalus: Mediterranean Soundings <BR>1. In the Shadows of Ziryab: Narratives of al-Andalus and Andalusian Music<BR>2. The Rhetoric of al-Andalus in Modern Syria, or, There and Back Again<BR>3. The Rhetoric of al-Andalus in Morocco: Genealogical Imagination and Authenticity<BR>4. The Rhetoric of al-Andalus in Spain: Nostalgic Dwelling among the Children of Ziryab<BR>Finalis The Project of al-Andalus and Nostalgic Dwelling in the 21st Century</P><P>Glossary<BR>Notes<BR>References<BR>Index</P>



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Published 28 July 2015
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EAN13 9780253017741
Language English
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