recorded interviews with Muslim students and their attitudes to music. Also, an impromptu performance of a nasheed from two y7 girls.
A series of recorded interviews in which Muslim students from Penwortham Girls High School reflect on the place on music in their lives. Free ranging discussion on attitudes to music including:
The types of music they listen to; where they find out about music; how they access to music; music in school and looking back on music at primary school; attitudes to music in the home and the wider culture.
The interviews reveal a wide range of attitudes to music, but some common themes emerge:
• Indian music (including Indian rap and Bollywood) plays an important part in their lives but is by no means exclusive
• Many young muslims also listen to popular ‘charts’ music
• Film and television play an important part in finding out about new music
• Most music is acquired by downloading from the internet for playback on mp3 players
• There was more practical involvement with music at primary than in secondary school.
• Traditional Indian music is still an important part of their culture, including worship and special occasions
• Family attitudes to music can vary quite widely
Revisit this page in a few weeks to hear a final interview.