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Owen Wright, Christian Poché, and Amnon Shiloah

dervishes to attain union with God. (The term still designates certain types of folk dances.) In their attack against the Sufi mystical dance, the Islamic jurists likened it to non-Islamic genres such as the ‘Golden Calf’ dance or Christian dances, thus rendering it heretical ( bid‘a ). Religious prohibitions extended to other types of popular entertainment, with or without dance. The legists condemned pre-Islamic rituals which were enlivened with impressive music, such as the celebration of now-rūz (the ancient Persian New Year) and the different Nile festivals in


Juan Orrego-Salas

Ciencias de la Educación (Santiago), have also carried out important work in the field of music. See also Santiago. Bibliography E. Pereira Salas : Los origenes del arte musical en Chile (Santiago, 1941) G. Chase : A Guide to Latin American Music (Washington DC, 1945, enlarged 2/1962/R as A Guide to the Music of Latin America ) D. Santa Cruz : ‘Mis recuerdos sobre la Sociedad Bach (1917–1933)’, Revista musical chilena , no.40 (1950–51), 8–62 V. Salas Viu : La creación musical en Chile: 1900–1951 (Santiago, c 1951) E. Pereira Salas : Historia de la música