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... western musical influences including rock, disco, and R' n B ... I let my music take me where. my heart wants to go. I swam upon the devil's lake ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Muslim Music

Muslim Music
  • Quranic Chanting
  • Vocal and Percussion
  • Muslim nursery rhymes
  • Sufi Music- Nusrat Fateh Ali

Quranic Chanting
  • The most central form of music in the world.
  • The words of the Quran are expressed in the
    rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sounds
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Qawwali what is it?
  • A form of spiritual expression through music
  • Began in the 19th century, a combination of many
    forms of classical Indian music

Samples of Qawwali
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Qawwali Lyrics
  • Selected Lyrics from Allah Hoo, a popular qawwali
  • Artist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  • Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo----------
  • YOU are the provider of the fruits of the garden
  • Every leaf says YOU are the Deity
  • I depend on YOUR Grace and generosity
  • YOU are my creator, my Master and my Deity
  • Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo----------
  • Everyone supplicates to you YOU when at prayer
  • All the supplicants say YOU are the
  • Once the curtains of remissness were drawn, it
    was revealed
  • That YOU are present everywhere and in every
    human being
  • Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo----------

Muslim Hip Hop
  • Another expression of spirituality or identity
    through musical forms
  • Like qawwali, it is expressed through certain
    cultural forms a combination of western musical
    influences including rock, disco, and R n B

  • Site dedicated to all types of modern creative
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Cat Stevens
  • Cat Stevens in the 60s
  • Song The Wind
  • I listen to the wind to the wind of my soul
    Where I'll end up well I think, only God really
    knows I've sat upon the setting sun But never,
    never never never I never wanted water once No,
    never, never, never I listen to my words but
    they fall far below I let my music take me
    where my heart wants to go I swam upon the
    devil's lake But never, never never never I'll
    never make the same mistake No, never, never,

Yusuf Islam
  • Cat Stevens in the 90s
  • Song God is the Light
  • How great the wonders of the heavens And the
    timeless beauty of the night How great -- then
    how great the creator? And its star like
    priceless jewels far beyond the reach of kings
    Bow down for the Shepard guiding him home But
    how many eyes are closed to the wonder of this
    night? Like pearls, hidden, deep beneath a dark
    stream of desires But like dreams vanish with
    the call to prayer And the dawn extinguishes
    night - here too are signs