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The Sounds of Amman – A Summary

Within the Jordan’s Cultural Mosaic class, we were given the choice to analyze certain artifacts of Jordanian lifestyle which would help us understand more about the social aspect of being Jordanian. For my analysis of the Sounds of Amman artifact, the chosen approach was to assess it both historically and culturally to find a meaning […]

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Sounds of Amman

As part of an exercise to engage with the people of Jordan, and to connect with the everyday citizen on a more personal and empathic way than merely reading an anthropological report, our class was given an assignment where we had to “live with” a piece of culturally significant art. It was our goal to […]



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Artifact Analysis: Sounds of Amman

The city of Amman speaks. Only hearing the sounds of Jordan’s capital gave a new perspective  to the city and demonstrated the importance of sound. The recording began with subtle gusts and the chirps of birds. Slowly the city came into perspective as cars filled the soundscape. Finally, the Muslim call to prayer, the adhan, […]



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