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What Does Islamic Music Have to do With Blues, Jazz, and Surf Rock?

What Does Islamic Music Have to do With Blues, Jazz, and Surf Rock? More Than You Think. | FrontRow.
What do Bruce Springsteen, Mahalia Jackson, and John Coltrane all have in common? Well according to Dr. Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University  each bear witness to the Islamic Contribution to American Music. This was the title of his lecture at my law school alma mater, Southern Methodist University.

NYC Event: Eboo Patel at Hofstra University, Wed. Apr. 18, 2012

ACTS OF FAITH: INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP IN A TIME OF RELIGIOUS CRISIS

A conversation with Dr. Eboo Patel
Recipient of Hofstra University’s 2012 Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize and Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core

Moderated by Dr. Hussein Rashid
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion, Hofstra University

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus

37697 Guru Nanak Poster.pdf


islamic-art-culture - News Center - UT Arlington

islamic-art-culture - News Center - UT Arlington.
“Dr. Rashid is able to reach experts and novices alike and sustain their interest,” said Melia Belli, assistant professor of Asian art history in the UT Arlington Department of Art & Art History. “His work is important for many reasons. For one thing, due to the misrepresentation of Islam in the American media and entertainment, most Americans have a very misinformed, negative view of the faith. He reminds us that the Muslim representation in the U.S. is significant and contributes much.”

Speaking Event: UT Arlington Islamic Art and Culture Forum focuses on American music

UT Arlington Islamic Art and Culture Forum focuses on American music | Cision Wire.
The bebop and cool jazz of American music will be explored when The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Liberal Arts and School of Architecture welcome back Hussein Rashid, adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University, to the campus next week for the discussion, “Everyday Art: Islamic Contribution to American Music.”