Download file to see previous pages...
The dancer’s primary task is to embody the different musical rhythms for the people hearing the music (audience).
Most Middle Eastern music has an effect known as a “call and response”. This creates a musical conversation and happens when one instrument plays a certain phrase and one another instruments responds to the lead instrument phrase. This however, changes through the composition and the supporting instruments may at times play the leading phrases.
Middle Eastern music is played in scales that are commonly referred to as “Maqamat”. The main idea of the maqam is that it helps the musician to know the right intervals between scales. It also helps the musician to know the notes that he/she needs to emphasize.
Research has shown that about 84% of the population from Middle East listens to music at least once a day (Justice 76). Music plays an important role in entertainment in the Middle East. People listen to music as a form of passing time and entertaining themselves. Middle Eastern music is also educative. Musicians use music as a tool to make the society a better place and also educate people. Sometimes musicians go to the extent of using their personal experiences to educate people. Music is also a source of inspiration. Some types of music encourage people not to give up when they face challenges in life. Music also helps to make work easier or more pleasant. Lastly music is also used for spiritual nourishment. Sacred songs play a role in impressing spiritual truth among people in the Middle
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
With the recent Arab Spring this has become more important than ever. The old order is fading away and being replaced by a new one. Only time will tell what this means for our own lives, but we need to begin studying the situation in an urgent manner. Gelvin’s excerpt is useful in providing the background to the Modern Middle East.
The recent civilian revolts within the Arab states seem to be a trip back into history. The ‘Arab Spring’ of 2010-2012 has seen the emergence of resistance against ruling governments (particularly those that are military-led) including Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Bahrain, Morocco, Syria, Greece and Algeria.
Others include the bloody civil wars of Lebanon of 1976-1989; Sudan’s civil war 1959-1971 and 1983-2010 of which the drums of war are once again being sounded between Sudan and the newly independent Southern Sudan over the vast oil of the south. Common characteristics of these conflicts were the conventional use of large armies and the high levels of firepower and destruction.
Former President Jimmy Carter and a Democrats' leader is a mature political person. He could not have come out with this book at this crucial time without any calculate reason. Carter has invited plethora of criticism not only against him but also his Democratic party.
A new ‘challenge’ was sought to reflect the changed geopolitical landscape and international relations referred to as the new world order. Knowing this context within which the book was written helps to understand Samuel Huntington’s ideas better
rough two main ways: Firstly, via the partitioning of the former Ottoman Empire largely by France and Britain according to their own interests and perceptions; Secondly, the resultant of anti-imperialistic struggle, revolutions and conquests (Gelvin).
So how did the influence
Rulings are not solely dependent on being objective particularly where sacred law is practiced. Judges have to be aware of the specific components of the sacred law to execute it, objective or not.
There are different ways to view the Sharia based on one’s role in