Performing Rurality: Music and Migration Across the Mediterranean (Morocco-Italy)

Sponsored by The University Seminars At Columbia University

Thursday, October 6, 2016

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Faculty House

Join us for an evening with Professor Alessandra Ciucci, Assistant Professor of Music, who will discuss the sound of a specific notion of the rural (l-'ǝrubiya) which, through contemporary migration, travels from central Morocco across the Mediterranean to Italy. She ethnographically explores how the sound of such a notion of the rural-as a site of aesthetic behaviors, performative acts, and signifying practices-resonates across borders through 'abidat rma-a musico-poetic genre performed at private and public celebrations and circulated through cassettes, CDs, DVDs, MP3s, and the Internet in Morocco and abroad. 

The talk will begin at 7:00 pm. If you would like to join the speaker for dinner at 6:00 pm, please RSVP to the seminar's rapporteur Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah ( no later than Thursday, September 29, 2016.  Please note that the cost of dinner is $25, payable by check made out to "Columbia University."

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