Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum

Friday November 9th, 2007
Room N336, Senate House, University of London

Registration from 9.15am
9.45am – Welcome
Session 1: 10 – 11.45am  Owen Wright (SOAS) The Ikhwan al-Safa’ on Rhythm
Sam Mirelman (SOAS) ‘Music Theory’ Texts from the Ancient Near East
11.45am – tea/coffee
Session 2: 12.15 – 1pm  Ruth Davis (University of Cambridge) Portraying
the East in Mandatory Palestine: Jewish Nationalism and ‘Oriental Music’.
1pm – Lunch
Session 3:  2.30 – 4.15pm   Martin Stokes (University of Oxford) The
Melancholic Cosmopolitanism of Müslüm Gürses
Tony Langlois (University College, Cork) Constructing the Sacred and
Ethnic in North African Music Festivals
4.15 – 5.15pm tea/coffee and final discussion session
5.30 – 6.30pm   Concert featuring Palestinian singer Reem Kelani

The Middle East and Central Asia Music forum is open to researchers,
students and anyone interested in the music and culture of the region. In
the spirit of fostering dialogue and interdiscplinarity, we hope that the
issues discussed at the forum will be of interest to a broad audience,
including musicologists, ethnomusicologists and other researchers in the
arts, humanities and social sciences. In addition, we welcome those
working on other aspects of Middle Eastern and Central Asian culture
broadly speaking (dance, visual arts, media, film, literature, etc.)

Advance booking is requested via Valerie James at music@sas.ac.uk; there
will be a nominal charge of £5 to include tea and coffee. Attendance for
students is free.



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