Allah and The Blues: A Surprising Musical Journey
Star Spangled Muslims • Documentary, Educational, History, Music, Short Films, News
This talk was delivered as part of a series of curated short talks with the over-arching title ‘The Muslims Are Coming!’ commissioned and produced at Greenbelt Festival 2016 by award-winning journalist, educator and organiser, Abdul-Rehman Malik.
“No religion causes greater consternation and provokes more questions than Islam. There’s so much we don’t ‘get’ about Islam and there’s a lot we don’t know about its roots and impact. Explore some hidden corners of Muslim experience – from the blues to coffee and whirling dervishes – demystifying a faith that guides over
1.5 billion people.”
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