Watch AKU-ISMC Professor
Jonas Otterbeck's talk on the "The Politics of Islamic Pop" at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore.
Professor Otterbeck analyses the politics of Islamic pop music through a case study of the Islamic media company Awakening Records and their artistes. Beyond motivations and implications, the discussion zooms in on the genealogy of the music in question. How can we frame the logic of politics within a conceptual discourse of Islamic ethical empowerment? How do we see post-Islamist engagement through such music? Professor Otterbeck sheds light on the above themes.