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Living in Harmony

Living in Harmony will examine diasporic Jewish and Muslim communities from Aleppo and Baghdad through music and memory, both individual and collective, and encounter.

The project consists of two distinct research strands that will shed light on musical traditions, interreligious encounter and remembrance from the perspectives of Jewish and Muslim diasporic communities. These strands will be brought together to create an outreach programme that will present the project's key themes for audiences from both Jewish and Muslim communities.

This three-year project has been generously funded by the K C Shasha Charitable Foundation.


23 April 2018. 'The Politics of Rhythm' with Greg Ellis

23 April 2018. Workshop, 'Encounter Culture'


2018. Kol Echad: Living in Harmony

The Kol Echad choir of Beth Shalom synagogue perform an interesting style of music: Jewish songs adapted in the Anglican choral form. Danielle Padley, the choir's director, explains the fascinating source of these compositions.