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The Awakening of Islamic Pop Music (Hardcover)

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Awakening - an Islamic media company formed in London - has created the soundtrack to many Muslim lives during the last two decades. As the company celebrates their first 20 years in the industry, Jonas Otterbeck examines their remarkable rise to success and their established reputation as one of the most important global enterprises producing pop music inspired by Islam. Otterbeck thoroughly describes the history and development of new Islamic popular music genres, in particular pop-nashid and Islamic pop, for the first time. He argues that Awakening - a company with the ambition to portray itself as Islamic - is best understood in relation to the ethical turn in Islamic thinking. In this way, he explores how the Islamic pop industry is, in effect, altering the very formulations of Islamic thought.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474490429
ISBN-10: 1474490425
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: August 31st, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English