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Mixing Musics: The Sacred Songs of Instanbul Jews

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies | Sephardic Studies Program

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Ethnic Cultural Center
3940 Brookly Ave NE | Seattle, WA 98105 - Google Map

Dr. Maureen Jackson and visiting artist Dr. Münir Beken

This lecture-demonstration explores the linked histories of Istanbul, its Jewish community, and historical traces of multi-religious music-making in Ottoman and Turkish society. Author of the newly published Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song (Stanford University Press), Dr. Maureen Jackson focuses on the Jewish religious repertoire known as the Maftirim, which developed in interaction with Ottoman court music. Ethnomusicologist and ud master, Dr. Münir Beken, will bring to life the Turkish musical forms at the heart of Dr. Jackson's study.

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