Everyday Hybridity

Dr Paul O'Connor
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  1. I’m following a collection of tags and blogs as this year’s Hajj is about to commence. I am particularly interested in the notion of the modern hajj and the juxtaposition of the rites of the pilgrimage with modern means of technology, social media, and apps.
Hazali’s tumblr is full of up to date photos and news of his Hajj experience. One intriguing part of this is that as a music producer and artist he has also made a track about his desire to perform Hajj. you can listen to it on his soundcloud page. Following his updates it also seems like this is going to get a play on Saudi Radio and he has set up a meet with the media in Mecca.
I recently spoke at the Islamic Civlizations event at CUHK on the topic of the challenges of the contemporary Hajj. On the issue of mobile phones and tawaf Professor Ibrahim Zain commented that technology on Hajj is all valid. It aids Muslims in their communications with each other and the Hajj is about coming together as a community.
Hezali seems to be a personification of this point.

    I’m following a collection of tags and blogs as this year’s Hajj is about to commence. I am particularly interested in the notion of the modern hajj and the juxtaposition of the rites of the pilgrimage with modern means of technology, social media, and apps.

    Hazali’s tumblr is full of up to date photos and news of his Hajj experience. One intriguing part of this is that as a music producer and artist he has also made a track about his desire to perform Hajj. you can listen to it on his soundcloud page. Following his updates it also seems like this is going to get a play on Saudi Radio and he has set up a meet with the media in Mecca.

    I recently spoke at the Islamic Civlizations event at CUHK on the topic of the challenges of the contemporary Hajj. On the issue of mobile phones and tawaf Professor Ibrahim Zain commented that technology on Hajj is all valid. It aids Muslims in their communications with each other and the Hajj is about coming together as a community.

    Hezali seems to be a personification of this point.

     
     
  2. This is a research project from Liverpool University on music, memory, and place. It is an online questionnaire of about 6 pages. Lots of fun questions that will allow you to talk about music, reminisce, and talk about your tastes. It is anonymous and quite good fun.

    The only caveat is that it is focussed on England, and English Music, or the experience of Music from England. So if you live, have lived, or come from England you are the focus of their study. (Thanks to ThePovertyOfTheory for keeping me on my toes with this one. My tendency to gloss the English as the British has been noted many times before.)