Allah, Allah (Track)
of International Library of African Music (ILAM), in Hugh Tracey Fieldwork Collection and the Sound of Africa Series, TR171 , 1 min
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- Field of Interest
- Copyright Message
- Material sourced from the International Library of African Music. Copyright International Library of African Music.
- Two chants in praise of Allah. It is commonly believed by Mohammedans that by constantly repeating the name of a dead sheik you could see him in a vision. The capacity for "seeing" eidetic images is found all over the world. This kind of "grunting" is found in many African tribes who have experienced the influence of Mohammedanism. It is also used among the Xhosa of the Transkei although they are said to have left East Africa about 400 years ago and have no trace of that religion today.
- Content Type
- Field recording (raw)
- 1 min
- Anthropologist / Ethnographer
- Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977
- Sub Genre
- Praise Song
- Date Recorded
- Series Number
- Anthropology, World Music, Social Sciences, Music & Performing Arts, Cultural anthropology, Africa, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, África
- Keywords and Translated Subjects
- Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, África
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