"The Art of Reciting the Qur'an" with Hajjah Maria Ulfah

Friday, November 4, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Johnson Center, Room F

Learn how Qur’anic recitation conveys scripture through virtuosic melodies, delicate vocal ornaments, and expert pronunciation of classical Arabic. Indonesian reciter Hajjah Maria Ulfah demonstrates the nuances of recitation, discusses how it is taught to young students, and shares a look inside local and international recitation competitions. Moderating the discussion is Anne Rasmussen of the College of William and Mary and author of Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia.