Qasidah modern

Qasidah modern is a type of Indonesian music which originates from the word, Qasidah, an ancient Arabic word for religious poetry accompanied by chanting and percussion. Qasidah modern applies this to a greater audience.

This form is popular throughout Egypt to Indonesia and embraces the local languages. Qasidah modern generally involves romantic poetry. The all-woman group, Nasida Ria, exemplifies the music's popular representation in Indonesia. Instruments generally include the flute, guitar, mandolin, violin and more.


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