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  • hip-deep October 25, 2011

    Egypt 1: Cairo Soundscape

    Hip Deep’s Egypt program series kicks off with a sonic tour of Cairo–the chatter of car horns on jam-packed streets, the persistent call to prayer broadcast from mosques city wide, koranic recitation, radio sounds, nightclubs, Ramadan concerts, Coptic hymns sung … Read more »

  • interview October 11, 2011

    Michael Frishkopf & Kristina Nelson on Koranic Recitation

    Kristina Nelson is the author of “The Art of Reciting the Qur’an,” a foundational text on a phenomenon so pervasive in Egypt that one can hardly walk the streets of Cairo without hearing it.  Kristina lives in Cairo and has … Read more »

  • blog August 18, 2011

    Cairo Journal: Koranic Recitation

    The sound is ubiquitous in Cairo–in taxis, on radio, emanating from loudspeakers on mosques, and especially during Ramadan, in grocery stores and elevators.  It’s a single voice, male, intoning the words of the Koran with carefully correct pronunciation of classical … Read more »

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