Junta de Andalucía. Consejería de Cultura. Junta de Andalucía Consejería de Cultura
Centro de Documentación Musical de Andalucía
Directorio Institucional

La mujer y la música en la sociedad arabo-musulmana y su proyección en la cristiana medieval

Manuela Cortés García


The aim of this paper is to emphasize the relevance of the role of women-singers in the arab-islamic world from the preislamic era to the present times, and to remark the influence of the arab muslim slave-singers, on christian women-singers in the andalusian period.
«Slave-singer» is a term that usually refers to the woman as a pleasure object, but there are two different types: the qiyán (singers from an aristocratical origin) and the yawan(the  slave-singer as a good of exchange). They both played a very important role in the arab-islamic society and different schools were constituted in Hiyaz and Bagdad.
Ziryáb and Ibn al-Kinárií promoted this schools in Córdoba where muslim slave-singers and christian singers were educated. Self explanatory examples of this influence are the scenes of the Cantigas de Alfonso X El  Sabio, El Libro del Ajedrez Dados y Tablas, and the references of the Romancero, the Cancionero, and the popular Spanish music of the Middle Ages.

Idioma: spa

Páginas: 193 - 206

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