Lecture: Music And Islam With Dr. Karim Gillani

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Lecture: Music And Islam With Dr. Karim Gillani
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How do sound and music inform the lives of Muslims worldwide? From spoken words to the recitation of the Qur’an, from devotional songs to melodic chants, from "adhan" (call to prayer) to vernacular local expressions, profound spirituality is communicated through sounds in daily ritual. The melodic shape may differ, but in most cases, the integrity of the words remains. Join Dr. Karim Gillani (University of Alberta) for a fascinating talk exploring spiritual, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives.

Dr. Karim Gillani obtained his PhD in Music and Religious studies at the University of Alberta, where he now teaches. He is also an accomplished vocalist, composer, and songwriter who has received training in Hindustani classical and Sufi music from various renowned musicians from India and Pakistan. He released his first album titled Jhoom Jhoom: Celebration of A Lifetime in Canada, 2008, and performs various genres of music including Qawwali, Ghazals, Khayal, Kafi, Nashid, and Indo-Pakistani cinema songs. Karim regularly performs in North America and some of his performance highlights include spots on CBC Television, CJSR and CKUA radios.
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By: Aga Khan Museum