Middle Eastern Final.docx - MUNM 3613 FALL 2019 EXAM 2(FINAL STUDY GUIDE EXAM DATES NOVEMBER 11-13 FORMAT \u00d8 Listening w 4 excerpts(multiple choice see

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MUNM 3613 FALL 2019 EXAM 2 (FINAL) STUDY GUIDE EXAM DATES: NOVEMBER 11-13 FORMAT Ø Listening w/ 4 excerpts (multiple choice ; see specifics under each week below). You should also be able to recognize/identify each track; no need to memorize titles or track numbers but be prepared to indicated genres (for instance, shabi song, sufi song ,ughniya or long song, etc). Ø Matching with pairs: similar to the matching you’ve done in the quizzes; some of the matching-pairs will be taken directly from older quizzes. Ø Multiple choice questions: some will be new and some will be taken from older quizzes. Ø (No written portion for this exam) MATERIAL COVERED Readings and powerpoints of weeks 7-11. See specifics below organized by week. WEEK 7 Topics: Music and Sufism Pearl diving songs MUSIC AND SUFISM Know basic info about the following terms/concepts: · Whirling dervishes (see “Sufi soul” documentary) a form of dhikr -the worshipper is absorbed w/rhythmic repetition · Rumi (see “Sufi soul”) -persian poet · Kawala - flute -made of reed -has 6 finger holes -religious and folk music · Zikr ritual
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-remembrance -centered on the recitation of god’s name accompanied by chants, breathing techniques, and repetitive body movements that aid in concentration and help the Sufis reach a state of ecstasy · Munshid -singer of a madh ensemble · Mulid -religious festival · Sufism: meaning/definition - described as a mystical branch of Islam; spiritual movement within Islam and its belief that a Sufi practioner can experience god in this life with the assitance of rituals · Sufism: origins -8th-9th c: Iraq, Persia, Egypt -early sufi mystics: meditation & self-discipline -institutionalized- brotherhoods (orders) -zikr (remembrance) Listening: Textbook CD Track 4 “2nd mawwal” Identify: context (where?), instrumentation, theme/topic of lyrics -sufi song -spirits that inhabit the world along humans -heterophonic -Track 4 features among other membranophones: A TABLA - 0:01/0:24 id-dunya banda'it b-'ismi illah wa Muhamma= The world began with the name of God and Muhammad id-dunya = the world (repeated five times) Before adam, the proise was given to Muhammad There is (God has) compassion/mercy for people and declares his religion through Muhammad Before Muhammad, there was Jesus; his utterance was a symbol of instruction (referring to a story in the Qur'an in which Jesus speaks while still a baby) And his spokesman, Moses, his staff is a sign of instruction All the prophets adam, moses, jesus, muhammad were sent from the sky from God the Lord of instruction
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His dear friend was Abraham and his affection was for Muhammad PEARL DIVING Know basic info about the following terms/concepts: · Pearl diving profession (when/where?) - 4 month trip typically started in June, a hard occupation -No diving gear, just a nose pin -dive as many as 120 times a day, the average work day is 16 hours · Bahrain - Center of the persian gulf pear industry - Oldest pearling history and largest fleet · Nahham singer: role and importance -
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