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Music: Indonesia
(8,115 words)


Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, hosts a remarkable variety of Muslim music and dance genres that women perform and continuously develop. Unlike some other countries in the global Muslim umma (community) where women are allowed to perform artistic genres only i…

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Kartomi, Margaret, “Music: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0679>
First published online: 2010

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