Music, Community and Applied Ethnomusicology in Türkiye and Beyond

Exploring Music, Community, and Applied Ethnomusicology: Insights from Türkiye and Beyond

Join us for an enlightening discussion on Thursday, 21 March 2024 at 7:30 PM at 10 Maple Street as we delve into the fascinating world of music, community, and applied ethnomusicology in Türkiye and beyond. Applied ethnomusicology offers profound opportunities to engage with communities in ethnomusicological research, emphasizing scholarly rigor within broader societal contexts.

This lecture will explore two distinct models for working with communities to sustain music practices: as integral components of cultural ecosystems and as part of national heritage. Our speakers, Olcay Muslu and Huib Schippers, will examine the scope, methods, and goals of applied ethnomusicology, both domestically and internationally. They will also spotlight their work with the MİRAS Centre for Cultural Sustainability, where they’ve initiated music projects to support post-earthquake communities in Hatay, fostering wellbeing, community cohesion, and a renewed sense of place.

Don’t miss this insightful exploration into the transformative power of music within communities.

Admission is FREE but registration is ESSENTIAL via Eventbrite.

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This talk forms part of the Arts & Culture Lecture Series organised by Yunus Emre Institute London since 2017.


Please note that this event is first come first served and may be overbooked. To avoid disappointment, please arrive early and secure your seat. If you have registered but are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket to allow others to join. Thank you for your cooperation.

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