City Wide Adhan as heard from near Masgid el-Muayyad Sheikh on 08-08-2010 at 4:36pm: ‘Asr Adhan
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Kipervaser, A., On Look Films, & LLC. (2010). City Wide Adhan as heard from near Masgid el-Muayyad Sheikh on 08-08-2010 at 4:36pm: ‘Asr Adhan [Audio file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/237165
Five times a day in the 83 square mile city of Cairo, over 30,000 muezzins call out the adhan, or call to prayer, calling believers to come and to pray. This ‘Asr (afternoon) adhan was recorded near el-Muayyad Sheikh Mosque in the el-Hussein neighbourhood in Islamic Cairo. The recording captures the voices of the muezzins of Cairo, all of whose calls begin a few seconds apart from one another. The muezzins calling from far away mosques and mosques closest to location can be heard: please control the volume accordingly.
Audio recordings from 10 locations in Cairo representing the city-wide call to prayer (over 30,000 muezzins reciting each of the 5 times per day) as heard from each area/neighbourhood, with supporting photographs of the locations and what is seen from said location.
Oral Literature, Oral Tradition, Linguistic Anthropology, Muezzin, Adhan, Cairo, Egypt, Ethnomusicology, Islam, Mosque, Sacred music, Call to prayer, Ancient tradition
Near Masgid el-Muayyad Sheikh, el-Hussein (Islamic Cairo), Cairo
August 8th 2010
Hartley Film Foundation, National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund
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