City Wide Adhan as heard from Al-Azhar Park on 01-26-2010 at 12:05pm: Dhurh Adhan

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Kipervaser, Anna 
On Look Films 

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.


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 Dhurh (mid-day) adhan was recorded at Al-Azhar Park in the neighbourhood of Islamic Cairo. The length of the recording is almost 8 minutes, because the muezzins all begin a few seconds apart. The muezzins calling from far away mosques and mosques closest to the park can be heard: please control the volume accordingly.

Oral Literature, Oral Tradition, Linguistic Anthropology, Muezzins, Adhan, Cairo, Egypt, Ethnomusicology, Islam, Mosque, Sacred music, Call to prayer, Ancient tradition
Is Part Of
Hartley Film Foundation, National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund