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By Keith Kahn-Harris

Music and faith have, all through historical past, walked hand in hand. within the rites and rituals of small tribal religions, nice international religions, and newer New-Age and neo-heathen hobbies, other forms of tune were used to rejoice the gods, convey trust, and support believers get in touch with the divine. This cutting edge booklet specializes in how mainstream and counter-cultural teams use faith and tune to barter the demanding situations of modernization and globalization within the ecu context: a quarter under-explored by way of latest literature at the topic. With its inner ethnic variety, ever-expanding borders and extending differentiation, Europe has gone through massive dislocation in recent times. The authors convey that, in the course of such switch, rock, pop, and dance track may perhaps of their a variety of varieties be utilized by their practitioners as assets for brand new different types of non secular and non secular identity, while those kinds are used as symbols of the deficiencies of secular society. concentrating on Christianity, Judaism, Islam and New non secular hobbies, the e-book explores such subject matters as Norwegian Black steel and Neo-paganism, modern Jewish song within the united kingdom, the French hip hop scene, the musical taking into account Muslim convert Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam and ecu dance tune tradition. It deals an incredible advent to modern pondering on the intriguing interface of ""music and religion.""

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