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.
To register, visit jewishstudies.washington.edu/mixingmusics, or call (206) 543-0138.