• Music in Afghanistan - Tradition and Transformation

Music in Afghanistan - Tradition and Transformation

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There are few publications on Afghan music research coming from Afghanistan itself. This book is an exception, since its contents are not only the result of an international symposium that took place at Kabul University, Kabul/ Afghanistan, in November 2014, but several of its contributions have been written by Afghan music scholars and musicology students, together with articles written by authors form Germany, Austria, and Turkey. Afghanistan is well known for its multi-faceted music art and its rich music history. This heritage has survived despite well-documented conflict and war. Music provides a place for collective memory – after the years of destruction and oppression, efforts to preserve the traditional music of Afghanistan are once again being undertaken. The book explores the contemporary role of music in the Afghan society. It discusses the status of women in Afghan music, traditional musical instruments and finally the quest of music as Intangible Cultural Heritage. Important topics in this respect are the safeguarding and measures to keep important archives in terms of a digitized heritage that remains accessible for generations to come. The book is also an outcome of the cooperation between the UNESCO Chair on Transcultural Music Studies of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Germany, and institutions in Afghanistan, primarily the Kabul University, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA).


Seitenzahl 232
Bindung Softcover
Auflage 1. Auflage von 2017
Sprache Englisch, Persisch
Abmessungen (BxH): 148 x 210 mm
Gewicht: 390 g
Erscheinungsdatum: 04.04.2017


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