The Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology and the Finnish Society for Hymnology and Liturgy organise the conference ”Music and the Sacred” in 12–14 November 2018 in Helsinki. More information here.
A special issue of the Nordic youth studies journal Young (25:1) has been released, focussing on the intersections of the popular and the sacred in youth cultures, with Antti-Ville Kärjä as guest editor. The issue includes two articles based on presentations at the Holy Crap! conference in 2014 (Undheim; Winter).
The talks at the IV UskoMus Symposium, “Music and Islam”, can be found online on the YouTube channel of Music Archive Finland. Check out all of them, or one by one:
Opening by Antti-Ville Kärjä (19 min).
Opening keynote: “The Glocality of Islamic Popular Music” by Ayhan Erol (64 min).
“The Transformative Power of Music in Indian Sufism” by Mikko Viitamäki (35 min).
“The Movement and Development of Musical Instruments at Early Islamic Age” by Idriss El Thalji (38 min).
“Islam, Faith, No-Self and the Ney” by John Millar (41 min).
Closing keynote: “The Awakening of Islamic Pop” by Jonas Otterbeck (73 min).
Closing discussion (52 min).
UskoMus will organise its next one-day symposium with the theme ”Music and Islam”, with islamologist Jonas Otterbeck (Lund University) and ethnomusicologist Ayhan Erol (Dokuz Eylül University) as guest speakers. The symposium will be followed by a public discussion and a concert celebrating the 25-year career of the Turkish-Finnish band Nefes, supported by Senegalese Pape Sarr, Rane Diallo, Ismaila Sane and Ousseynou Mbaye, and with an emphasis on Sufi musical practices.
The symposium is free of charge (lunch not included).
The programme of the symposium is as follows:
|10am||Opening by Antti-Ville Kärjä
Keynote address by Prof. Ayhan Erol: “The glocality of Islamic popular music: the Turkish case”
Mikko Viitamäki: ”The transformative power of music in Indian Sufism”
Idriss El-Thalji: ”The movement and development of musical instruments at early Islamic age: the case of Kantele”
John Millar: ”A secular but experientially-based glance at the terms Islam, faith, no-self, and the ney – with links to pedagogical innovation”
|3pm||Keynote address by Prof. Jonas Otterbeck: “The awakening of Islamic pop”
|6pm||General discussion and ”fishbowl”|
|7pm||Concert: Nefes – Sufi music (tickets 10/8€)|
The language of the symposium is English. The abstracts of the presentations can be found here.
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