Text & Audio – Indic Ismaili Ginān

“In some parts of the world, the words “Muslim” and “Music” are not often linked together in the public mind. But they should be. The cultural heritage of Islam has long embraced musical language as an elemental expression of human spirituality. Listening to music, practicing music, sharing music, performing music – have long been an intimate part of life for Muslim communities across the world, as has been the chanting of devotional and historical or epic text.”

Nur Mawlana Shah Karim Hazir Imam (Aga Khan IV)

Lisbon, Portugal, 31 March 2019

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