Sonic discourses on Muslim Malay modernity: The Arqam sound

@article{Barendregt2012SonicDO,
  title={Sonic discourses on Muslim Malay modernity: The Arqam sound},
  author={B. Barendregt},
  journal={Contemporary Islam},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={315-340}
}
Not only has Nasyid music been successful in addressing questions about what it is to be a modern Muslim youth in Southeast Asia, reconciling piety with a “funky but shariah” consumerist lifestyle; it also has been expressive of political aspirations for a utopian-style communal society. This essay focuses on how, from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, the Malaysian missionary movement Al-Arqam used nasyid music to articulate ideas of Muslim Malay modernity and on how nasyid music became one of… Expand
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