The Voice in the Drum: Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia

By Richard K. Wolf


The Voice In the Drum by Richard K. Wolf. Book trailer by video artist Masha Vlasova.

Enjoy a free sample of the supplemental video and audio material that accompanies The Voice in the Drum: Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia. With purchase of the book comes full access to this Web resource featuring over 75 audio and video examples and performances.

•  Chapter One: Drumming, Language, and the Voice in South Asia

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•  Chapter Two: Emotional Agents

•  Chapter Three: Tone and Stroke

•  Chapter Four: Beyond the Mātra

•  Chapter Five: Muharram in Multan

•  Chapter Six: Shah Jamal

•  Chapter Eight: The Manifest and the Hidden

•  Chapter Nine: The voice in the Drum



Richard K. Wolf is Professor of Music and South Asian Studies at Harvard University and editor of Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond.

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