City Wide Adhan as heard from the Qasr el-Nil Bridge on 01-25-2010 at 5:23pm: Maghrib Adhan
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Kipervaser, A., On Look Films, & LLC. (2010). City Wide Adhan as heard from the Qasr el-Nil Bridge on 01-25-2010 at 5:23pm: Maghrib Adhan [Audio file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/237166
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 Maghrib (sunset) adhan was recorded on the Qasr el-Nil Bridge, which spans the Nile River in central Cairo. It connects downtown Cairo to Gezira Island and the Zamalek district. 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
On Qasr el-Nil Bridge (Between downtown and Zamalek), Cairo
January 25th 2010
Hartley Film Foundation, National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund
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