Sufism and Hybrid Spirituality:The Brai Performance in Cirebon-Indonesia

Hajam, and Anwar Sanusi, AS and Aditia Muara Padiarta, (2019) Sufism and Hybrid Spirituality:The Brai Performance in Cirebon-Indonesia. Epistemé: Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Keislaman, 14 (1). pp. 117-130.

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This article aims to discuss a Sufi-inspired traditional art and performance popular in Cirebon, the so-called “Brai”. The Brai is a traditional Islamic Sufism music popular among the Cirebonese. This traditional music combines sounds, lyrics, and dance that invite the practitioners and audiences to exercise the spiritual stages through music. The Brai performance follows the hierarchy of Sufi-state of minds and spiritual stages (suluk and raka’at). Thus, as this article argues, the Brai is a par excellence model for the entanglement between Islam and local culture. The Brai is indeed a way of the Cirebonese both to introduce Sufi-form of Islam and provides a performance where the profane arts and spiritual-Islamic Sufims are mutually entangled

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Filsafat, Psikologi, Agama > BL Religion
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin Adab dan Dakwah
Depositing User: H. Tohirin S.Ag
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 08:08
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2021 04:36

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