The Voice in the Drum: Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia

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Based on extensive research in India and Pakistan, this new study examines the ways drumming and voices interconnect over vast areas of South Asia and considers what it means for instruments to be voice-like and carry textual messages in particular contexts. Richard K. Wolf employs a hybrid, novelistic form of presentation in which the fictional protagonist Muharram Ali, a man obsessed with finding music he believes will dissolve religious and political barriers, interacts with Wolf's field consultants, to communicate ...

Voice in the Drum: Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia 2017, University of Illinois Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780252082986

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The Voice in the Drum: Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia 2014, University of Illinois Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780252038587

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