Allah, Allah (Track)

Allah, Allah (Track)

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Field of Interest
Anthropology
Copyright Message
Material sourced from the International Library of African Music. Copyright International Library of African Music.
Description
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)
Duration
1 min
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Praise Song
Date Recorded
1950
Series Number
TR171
Subject
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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