Admission Price: Free to attend, places must be booked in advance
Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum
Tuesday 20th May 2014, 9.30 to 6pm
City University London, College Building, Room AG09
Maps and directions
Followed by an evening concert at 7pm, 'Stay Close: Only Sound Remains'.
City University London, Performance Space
This event is run in conjunction with the Institute of Musical Research. Entrance is free and all are welcome.
Register for the forum using the "Sign Up" button above. To register for the concert go to the concert event page.
9.45am Antonia Baum (SOAS): 'Practising Play and Moving in Time: Musical Performances at an Israeli-Palestinian Reconciliation Gathering'
10.30am Miranda Crowdus (City University London): 'Collective Trauma, Advocacy, and Intertext in Jaffan Music Communities'
11.45am Soosan Lolavar (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance): 'Stay Close: A Contemporary Music Project Between the UK and Iran
12.15pm Mehrak Golestan (aka Reveal) (SOAS) 'Persian Hip-Hop and the Emergence of an Online Iranian Diaspora'
2.00pm Film screening, followed by short Q&A. 'Music of the Uzbeks of Northern Afghanistan' (35 mins), Razia Sultanova (University of Cambridge)
2.45pm Edward Fox (Open University): 'Sowt al-Khaleej: A Blues Music of the Persian Gulf?'
3.30pm Eliot Bates (University of Birmingham): 'Nature - Village - Studio:
"Doğa İçin Çal" and the Continuing Legacy of National Folklore in Turkey'
4.30pm Joseph Alagha (Haigazian University, Lebanon): 'Resistance Art' as Soft Power: Hizbullah's Music Bands'
5.15pm Stefan Williamson Fa (SOAS/The Sayat Nova Project): 'Questioning the Caucasus Barrier: Music and Islam in the North Caucasus'
7.00pm EVENING CONCERT
This event is run in conjunction with the Institute of Musical Research. Entrance is free and all are welcome. Sign up to the day time event above and to the concert by following the evening concert link.
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 interdisciplinarity, 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.)
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9.45am - 6.00pmTuesday 20th May 2014
Department of Music
City, University of London