Music and Song Traditions of the Muslims of Sri Lanka: An Overview

 

 

This article draws from personal interviews with individuals from the
Muslim community and secondary sources and outlines the devotional,
cultural, and popular music and song traditions of the Muslims of Sri
Lanka. It discusses local, regional, and international influences on Muslim
music trends and reasons for the decline in musical engagement around
the turn of the century. The article provides hyperlinks to the music of
specific artistes and song traditions and calls for wider discussion on and
cross-sharing of the different music traditions of the Muslims of Sri Lanka

 

Music and Song Traditions of the Muslims of Sri Lanka (PDF)