Ta'ziyeh


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Noun1.Ta'ziyeh - (Islam) a form of Iranian musical pageant that is the theatrical expression of religious passion; based on the Battle of Kerbala and performed annually (in Farsi)
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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The difference," he said, "is that Ta'ziyeh represents religious dramas about the life of the saints in Islam, while whatever we could see in Fujairah probably carried a military spirit.
Ta'ziyeh is one of the most significant traditional performing arts of Iran, also referred to as the "Shi'i Passion play" in Western literature (Chelkowski, 1984:45).
The religious play which is called Ta'ziyeh (the mourning play) and recounts Imam Hossein's martyrdom through a rich body of prose and poetry has even been staged in reputable theater halls in many western countries like France, in addition to many Near, Middle and Far East countries and in Central Asia and Africa.
15) For more information on ta'ziyeh performances and related arts, see Chelkowski (1985) and Peterson (1979).
In addition to describing music ideology through social stratification of sound, Beeman examines how ta'ziyeh, a popular passion drama, is organized so as to avoid possible religious criticism.
Chelkowski, PJ 2005, 'From Karbala to New York City: ta'ziyeh on the move', The Drama Review, vol.
Related programs feature concerts by Persian classical musician Bahman Panahi and The New Juilliard Ensemble, a unique film depicting the Islamic musical drama tradition known as the Ta'ziyeh and art-making workshops for children and adults.
Peter Chelkowski, "Time Out of Memory: Ta'ziyeh, the Total Drama," Drama Review 49:4 (Winter 2005): 15-27.