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POSTPONED Workshops & Lectures. Musical Afterlives of Al-Andalus: Identities and Encounters beyond History

27th - 29th May


This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A new date will be announced in due course.

The idea of interfaith dialogye in Medieval Spain (or al-Andalus) has become something of an ideological 'commodity', one that is traded for various social, cultural and political agendas around the world. Music is a powerful medium for performing al-Andalus as a 'figure of thought'. Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to examine the musical 'afterlives' of al-Andalus - how music is harnessed by practitioners, audiences and institutions to bring al-Andalus into dialogue with various social and political issues, such as colonial authority, intercultural dialogue, nationalism, tourism and cultural diplomacy. Alongside academic papers and debate, the event will consist of a public keynote presentation by Prof. Jonathan Shannon, a music workshop and concert.

This lecture is part of a research project funded by the European Research Coucil.

How to book

For more information visit or contact Dr Matthew Machin-Authenrieth.

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