Musical Soundscapes of Morocco: From Africa to America, Samuel Torjman Thomas, John Jay and Hunter Colleges, City University of New York
Monday, June 6, 2016
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd floor,
James Madison Building, Library of Congress
Morocco has long been a nexus point between east and west, drawing upon an inherently international position in world history and its own ethnic diversity (including Arab, Jewish, and Berber traditions) for creative musical inspirations. In recent generations, as Moroccans have immigrated in large numbers to North America, Europe, and Israel, they have brought their unique brand of music multiculturalism with them. Samuel Torjman Thomas, ethnomusicologist and artistic director of AsefaMusic and the New York Andalus Ensemble, explores the circulation of Moroccan music in America and the place of music in constructing modern Moroccan-American hybrid identities.
Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Hebrew Language Table at the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Washington Jewish Music Festival.
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