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

In: Journal of Africana Religions, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.06.2017, p. 299-308.

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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
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
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