Sufi Music of India and Pakistan: Sound, Context, and Meaning in Qawwali

Sufi Music of India and Pakistan: Sound, Context, and Meaning in Qawwali

by Regula Burckhardt Quershi, Regula B. Qureshi

Paperback(University of Chicago Press ed)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226700922
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Edition description: University of Chicago Press ed
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
vii
List of tables
viii
List of examples
x
The chosen repertoire xi
Preface to the 1995 edition xii
Preface xiii
Terminology, transliteration and translation xvii
Music rotation: legend xviii
Introduction The Qawwali experience and ethnomusicological questions 1(1)
What is Qawwali?
1(5)
Looking for tools
6(4)
An abstract model and a concrete procedure
10(3)
The ethnographic domain of Qawwali
13(4)
I The performance idiom: Qawwali music 17(60)
The Qawwali repertoire
19(27)
The songs
19(19)
The adjunct items
38(8)
The Qawwali musical structure
46(31)
Qawwali as North Indian music
46(12)
The distinctive features of Qawwali
58(7)
Qawwali song model
65(7)
Variation in the choice of sequencing
72(5)
II The performance context: the Qawwali occasion 77(56)
The background
79(24)
The belief system behind Qawwali
79(4)
The textual message of Qawwali
83(5)
Sufi shrines and Qawwali
88(8)
The hereditary performers of Qawwali
96(7)
The structure of the Qawwali occasion
103(30)
An ethnographic overview
103(3)
The Qawwali concept: an assembly for listening and a royal court of saints
106(2)
The proper setting for Qawwali
108(7)
The proper procedure for Qawwali
115(13)
The social and economic dimensions
128(5)
III The performance process: the Qawwali event 133(95)
Introducing performance analysis
135(8)
The task
135(1)
The performer's vantage point
136(4)
The context-music interaction
140(3)
Observing the Qawwali performance
143(65)
Performance 1: The Chilla Mahfil
144(31)
Performance 2: Ecstatic arousal in the Hujra Mahfil
175(12)
Explaining the Qawwali performance
Assessing the setting
187(4)
Assessing the situation
191(2)
Building the performance
193(15)
Analysing the Qawwali performance
208(20)
Semantic referents
208(1)
The structural perspective: referents of status and identity
209(5)
The process perspective: referent of selective state and its intensification
214(8)
The performance perspective: referent of selective focus
222(3)
Summary: the total process
225(3)
Conclusion 228(6)
A Returning to the basic questions about Qawwali
228(1)
B Musical code and music-maker
229(2)
C Qawwali and ethnomusicological analysis
231(3)
Notes 234(2)
Qawwali musical vocabulary 236(6)
Glossary 242(5)
Bibliography 247(10)
Oral sources 257(3)
Musical sources 260(3)
Index 263

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