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Middle East Central Asia Music Forum @SOAS

Date(s) - 11/10/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rachel Harris

The Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum is open to researchers, students and anyone interested in the music cultures of these regions.

About this Event

Nov 10 (15:00—18:00 GMT)

Session 1: Revivals and Reconfigurations

15:00 – Maria Rijo (University of Copenhagen)Reconfiguring Myths, Reconfiguring Arab Geography: Live Soundtracks in the Post-Digital Age.

15:30 – Sevan Habib (Kings College London) Armenian song revival in Lebanon in the 21st century: Armenian Choirs as Sites of Preservation, Traditionalisation, and Authenticity.

Session 2: Ethnographic Film

16.30 – Stefan Fa (University of Birmingham)

Gitara: Navigating Perceptions and Expectations in the Azerbaijani Guitar Scene

17:00 – Mukaddas Mijit

The Uyghur Meshrep Project: Filming, editing and negotiating the right angle to represent a community

17.30 – Saodat Ismailova Working with the Aga Khan Music Programme: Film as a tool for preservation and dissemination of musical heritage.

Nov 11 (17:00-20:30)

Session 3: Transnational Syria

17:00 – Jonathan Shannon (NYU Abu Dhabi)Embodying Exile: Syrian Migrants and the Negotiation of Assimilation in Berlin

17.45 Clara Wenz in conversation with Samer Saem Eldahr (Hello Psychaleppo)Electro-Tarab and the Role of Sampling in Times of Displacement:

19:00 – Concert Hello Psychaleppo (Syria)Syrian soundscapes, samples, and digital dialogues with Electro-Tarab pioneer Hello Psychaleppo.

The Forum is convened by Professor Laudan Nooshin, City, University of London, and Professor Rachel Harris, SOAS, University of London.

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