Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia


Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesiabrings together the work of 11 international scholars into an unprecedented volume focused on religion and performance in a nation celebrated for its extraordinary arts, religious diversity, and natural beauty. The resulting collection provides a panoramic view of Indonesia's Islamic arts in a variety of settings and communities. Together the authors address how history, politics, spirituality, and gender are expressed through performance and how Indonesian Islamic culture intersects with the ideology and practice of nationalism.

Unique and engaging,Divine Inspirationswill fascinate readers interested in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Islam, world religions, global discourse, and music, arts and ritual.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • David D. Harnish
  • Anne K. Rasmussen
  • Matthew Isaac Cohen
  • Uwe U. Pätzold1
  • Charles Capwell
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2011


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