Music in Asian Religions
by Joanne Chang

[April 9, 2010]
 

 

 

 

Almost all major and current popular religions originated in Asia, such as Christianity, Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism, each with some type of music in their practices.  Whether this music is a major part of the religion, like in Christianity and Catholicism, or part of the chanting, like in Buddhism, it serves and offers different purposes and functions.

 

This presentation will make comparisons in styles, rhythm, sound and instrumentations between traditional religious/sacred sounds and modern secular ones.  Attendees will discover the role of music in different Asian religions and how it offers meditative relaxation for its faithful followers.

 

 

 


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