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The Jiyuan Community Women’s Group (1)

The Jiyuan Community Women’s Group (1) 穆斯林妇女在荥阳南站清真寺首届学员结业庆典上赞圣,念经歌。  These clips present extracts from a planned major documentary film on historical and modern jingge/zansheng recitals and their part in a thriving female-led expressive Islamic culture in central China. Filmed on 12th of August… Read More ›

The Jiyuan Community Women’s Group (2)

The Jiyuan Community Women’s Group (2) 穆斯林妇女在荥阳南站清真寺首届学员结业庆典上赞圣,念经歌。  These clips present extracts from a planned major documentary film on historical and modern jingge/zansheng recitals and their part in a thriving female-led expressive Islamic culture in central China. Filmed on 12th of August… Read More ›

Ending (liao) the Mukhammas

Xijitan Daotang, Xiji County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China (35°53’04.8″N 105°44’35.5″E) Recorded by Ha Guangtian, March 10, 2015 This is the ritual of liao Mukhmmas at Xijitan Daotang that bears a quintessential shanqu dawr. Xijitan Daotang is perhaps the most important… Read More ›

Jahriyya funeral recitation

Recorded by Ha Guangtian, Dongsigou Graveyard, Qingtongxia, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, 21 January, 2015. The deceased is a female member from an influential Jahriyya family. In the background of the frame we can see the ahongs and other locally renowned… Read More ›