Middle East Central Asia Music Forum @SOAS
Date(s) - 11/10/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.