How to Contribute

Everyone

  • Tell your friends. Blog, tweet, face, blab, space and post information about Muslim World Music Day, April 12
  • Send us your URL if you're in the biz. All URLs and full websites of participants will be preserved by the Internet Archive in San Francisco.

  • You can make a donation to ARC via Paypal to keep this site up and running. It's simple and it helps us preserve this important collection.

  • Artists

  • Contribute information about you.
  • What's your URL? e-mail?
  • Send a discography by e-mail. It is becoming very difficult to find all the information necessary to correctly identify a sound recording through online resources. Make yourself immortal! Ideally, provide the following information in the following order: artist or band name / title of recording / record company / record company number / UPC number / year of release / format. You can send in Word as a tab or comma separated file, in excel or any database format.
  • Better yet, send ARC a copy of your recordings. We'll catalog them and preserve them forever.

  • Record Companies

  • Provide press kits and info on your artists.
  • Send an electronic catalog of all your releases. Preferably as a word or excel document.
  • You could always send the recordings.

  • Libraries and Archives

  • Let us know about your collections. Size and scope, specialties and peculiarities. Send that URL.
  • Send metadata pertaining to music of the greater Islamic world. Provide the following information in the following order: artist or band name / title of recording / record company / record company number / UPC number / year of release / format . Not possible? Then a MARK record? word, tab separated? Excel?

  • Academic Institutions

  • Musicologists send an essay or give a talk. Tell us about your area of expertise.
  • Music schools can stage a recital, performance or seminar.
  • Let's hear from some Middle Eastern Studies Departments!

  • Organizations

  • We would love to hear from any and all Cultural organizations.
  • Let your membership know about the project.
  • You could host a talk, a concert, or post info on your website.

  • Broadcasters

  • Host a show. Host an entire Day devoted to Muslim World Music.

  • Venues

  • Host a show.


  • Ideas for contributors

    What we can’t imagine, others will.

    Here is a speculative list of the kinds of contributions that we hope and imagine will come together to make Muslim World Music Day.

  • Wayne State University in Detroit, home to one of the largest Muslim communities in the United States, sends 35 videos of older men singing songs they remember from childhood.
  • The British Library scans and uploads a collection of Fairuz publicity images.
  • MTV Arabia posts their top 100 videos.
  • A small library in Jamaica that received a donation of LPs from a Lebanese merchant sends scans of the covers for the Arabic titles to be translated.
  • A leading scholar of Egyptian music offers a short essay on Umm Kultum’s legacy.
  • Yusuf Islam performs live from London.
  • Endo in Japan is inspired to continue his groundbreaking work on African discographies and compiles the definitive list of Fuji (Nigerian Muslim Hausa music) recordings.
  • Acrassicauda, an Iraqi metal band, sends their lyrics to be translated into French, Spanish and English.
  • Unsigned artists and bands from eighty countries send self-produced MP3s of original music.
  • Scholars at the Aga Khan Music Initiative offers an essay on the relationship between natural sound and the development of vocal technique in Central Asian music.
  • Anouar Brahem provides a history, with accompaniment, of how l’oud became lute.
  • The Gulf State Folklore Center in Qutar shares interviews of Bedouin musicians.
  • Naeem Mohaiemen re-evaluates his treatise on the relationship between hip-hop and Islam.
  • WKCR, Columbia University’s radio station, runs a 24-hr Muslim Music Marathon.
  • The Internet Archive provides scans of historical music books.
  • Cité de la Musique in Paris, sends soundfiles and photos of their Islamic
  • Here is a speculative list of the kinds of contributions that we hope and imagine will come together to make Muslim World Music Day.