Tag: Music

Muslim Voices in America: The Making of a Modern Music Scene

The Muslim presence in America dates back to the 1600s and the forced transfer of Africans as slaves. Approximately a third of all slaves brought to the what would become the United States were Muslim, and they brought not only their regional cultures with them, but their religion as well. Current research suggests that the expression of West African music, influenced by the Arabic basis of Islamic liturgy, has a deep and abiding impact on American musical culture. …more: asiasociety

Daniel Pearl Music Day Concert

Western New England College hosted the 7th annual Daniel Pearl Music Day of Peace and Harmony concert on Sunday, October 19 to honor the life of Daniel Pearl, a journalist, humanitarian, and accomplished musician who was murdered in 2002. The event, presented in collaboration by the…