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Representations: Music: Afghanistan
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Gender is a dominant factor in the musical and social life of Afghanistan. Men's concern to control female sexuality is expressed in strict codes about female performance of music and dance. Many women live in Islamic seclusion, and amateur female music-making normally takes place in female space. Performance in public by profes…

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Doubleday, Veronica, “Representations: Music: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0630a>
First published online: 2009

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