Title:Music in Druze Life|
Subtitle:Rituals, Values and performance practice .
Edited and Compiled: ? Kathleen Hood
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Druze Heritage Foundation, 2006 ?
About the Book:
The rich and varied folklore of the Druze has long attracted specialist ?scholarly interest. The present publication by the Druze Heritage Foundation, ?however, Music in Druze Life: Ritual, Values and Performance Practice, is the ?first to document the role music has played -- and continues to play -- as an ?accompaniment to traditional life and an important factor in the shaping of the ?Druze lifestyle.
When the Druze Heritage Foundation came up with the idea of this book, I ?contacted my friend Dr. Ali Jihad Racy, Professor of Ethnomusicology at the ?University of California at Los Angeles, seeking his guidance and opinion. He ?was very encouraging and was kind enough to recommend Dr. Kathleen ?Hood to research and write a book offering at the same time his valuable ?assistance.?
Music in Druze Life … and the accompanying CD are the product of this ?distinguished collaboration, and the Druze Heritage Foundation is indebted to ?Professor Racy and Dr. Hood for the immense effort and knowledge that has ?produced an outstandingly beautiful work.?