[Hum_Calendar_Events] TODAY: Past and Present Musical Encounters Between Islam and Judaism

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The Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA presents

Past and Present Musical Encounters Between Islam and Judaism



A lecture by Edwin Seroussi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Friday, May 7
3PM
Schoenberg Music Building
Room 1230

Since the inception of Islam in the early 7th century, large Jewish populations lived under its banner without interruption until the 20th century. The interaction between Islam and Judaism in all levels of culture was intense. Perceptions deriving from the modern national conflict in the Middle East have eroded the memory of such interaction or contested its interpretations. Music is one of major fields in which such an exchange occurred in vast and diverse geo-graphical areas from the Maghreb to Central Asia, and in diverse genres and contexts of musi-cal performance: synagogue, religious festivals, life cycle events, folk song, art traditions and modern popular music. This lecture will address, through a series of musical examples, the modern and post modern constructions of this shared musical past of Islam and Judaism, from the "convinvecia" in medieval Spain to the massive modern displacement of Jewish musical traditions from the Lands of Islam to Israel. The pervasive notion (especially in the field of "World Music") that through music contemporary Jews and Muslims can re-enact reconcilia-tion will also be
discussed.

Edwin Seroussi is the Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Center of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Born in 1952 Montevideo, Uruguay, immigrated to Israel in 1971 where he took undergraduate and graduate degrees in Musicology at Hebrew University receiving his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1987. He taught at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel, and was visiting profes-sor at SUNY Binghamton, UCLA, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Wesleyan University, Dartmouth College, Institut für Musikwissenschaft in Zürich, Moscow University, and this year (2010) at the University of California Berkeley. Since 2008, he is head of the new School of the Arts at Hebrew University. He has published extensively on North African and Eastern Mediterranean Jewish musical traditions, on Judeo-Islamic rela-tions in music and on Israeli popular music. He founded Yuval Music Series, and is edi-tor of the acclaimed CD series Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel.

Cosponsored by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, and the Center for Near Eastern Studies 

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Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information, please visit http://www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or contact Alix Von Bosen at avbosen at arts.ucla.edu





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