Hearing Sacred Sounds in Hindi Film Songs: Thoughts on the Mawlid in Tamale, Northern Ghana

Katherine Young

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Abstract

This contribution explores the role of Hindi film songs in the Mawlid in northern Ghana, where Tijani Muslims combine Islamic texts with Hindi film song [End Page 299] melodies to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. It explores how and why Hindi film songs are used in the Mawlid performance each year.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Africana Religions
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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