Ismaili Music in Contemporary Life


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Essay #: 067527
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Ismaili Music in Contemporary Life
Where its going from the words of the people who live it today
What is Muslim music, and what does it stand for? In an era where globalization has moved great numbers of people far away from home, how is the modern world affecting modern contemporary Muslim music?
More and more people are moving into new areas, like Canada and elsewhere. What is resulting is a differentiation from all traditional styles, but one which is keeping up with the evolving styles of contemporary Muslims. The style of various Ismaili musicians show a blend of the traditional ethnic temporary, with religious undertones being delicately combined with modern influences. This varied development then shows the various path Ismaili...
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..... said "music is a language created by God to converse with Him as well as to converse with His creation by overcoming barriers of dialect, traditions and cultures." Music is inspired by Allah, and therefore helps connect the human being to a divine spirit. This also works in a separate strategy, which concentrates on creating belonging within a cultural identity.
Within contemporary Ismaili music is being represented as a way for people to come together in unison and tap into a larger universal connection. One prominent musician and composer, Rishma Manji said "music to me create similar. In many cases, fill the silence in memory and while we don't always know I said, and brings a cross relation to Coulter, generation, and frames and event.