Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia brings 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 Inspirations will fascinate readers interested in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Islam, world religions, global discourse, and music, arts and ritual.
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About the Author
David Harnish is Professor of Ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University. He is author of Bridges to the Ancestors: Music, Myth and Cultural Politics at an Indonesian Festival (2006) and has recorded and/or performed Indonesian, jazz, Indian and Tejano musics with five different labels. Anne K. Rasmussen is Associate Professor at The College of William and Mary, where she also directs a Middle Eastern Music Ensemble. She is the author of Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia (2010), co-editor of Musics of Multicultural America (1997), a former Fulbright senior scholar, and Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellow
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements About the Companion Website List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Introduction: The World of Islam in the Music of Indonesia David Harnish, Anne Rasmussen Part I Tensions, Change, and Problematic Histories 1 Past and Present Issues of Islam within the Central Javanese Gamelan and Wayang Kulit Sumarsam 2 Tensions between Adat (Custom) and Agama (Religion) in the Music of Lombok David Harnish Part II Mysticism and Devotionalism 3 "The Muslim Sisterhood": Transnational Feminism(s) and the Work of Indonesian Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective Anne Rasmussen 4 Brai in Performance: Devotion and Art in Java Matthew Isaac Cohen 5 Self-Defense and Music in Muslim Contexts in West Java Uwe U. Pätzold Part III Global Currents and Discourse 6 From "Dust" to Platinum: Global Currents Through the Malay World of Musical Islam Charles Capwell 7 "Authentic" Islamic Sound? Orkes Gambus Music, the Arab Idiom and Sonic Symbols in Indonesian Islamic Musical Arts Birgit Berg 8 The Discourse on Islam and Music in West Java, with Emphasis on the Music Group, ath-Thawaf Wim van Zanten Part IV Contemporary Performative Worlds 9 "Art with a Muslim Theme" and "Art with a Muslim Flavor" among Women of West Aceh Margaret Kartomi 10 Islam, Politics, and the Dynamic of Contemporary Music in Indonesia R. Franki Notosudirdjo 11 Morality and its (Dis)contents: Dangdut and Islam in Indonesia Andrew Weintraub Epilogue Judith Becker Glossary Index