Music and female rituals in Meknes
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Music and ritual the new exhibition that explores the relationship between music, sound and sphere of the sacred
Wednesday 19 and Thursday, October 20 a lecture and a concert dedicated to Morocco inaugurated a new appointments organized by the Institute for Intercultural cycle of Comparative Music Studies of the Giorgio Cini Foundation
Wednesday, October 19, 17:00
Inaugurates music and ritual, a new project sponsored by the Institute for Intercultural Comparative Music Studies of the Cini Foundation that will address the relationship between music, sound and sphere of the sacred in different musical traditions. It begins with a conference dedicated to Morocco, Music and female rituals in Meknes edited by Nico Staiti and Silvia Bruni in collaboration with the University Ca 'Foscari of Venice.
Thursday, October 20, 18:30
On the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, a rare concert repertoire will explore the different musical traditions of the Moroccan cities (Free admission subject to availability, for information: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 041 2710357).
Music and female rituals in Meknes explores the ancient sacred moments in Morocco, where even today through religious brotherhoods music and dance officiate rites and evoke spirits (jnun). During the conference, Nico Staiti, professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Bologna, and Silvia Bruni, an expert in women's rituals and religiosity in Morocco (University of Venice and Padua, Inter PhD University of Verona), particularly examine the relationship between groups music and evocation of spirits. The conference will conclude with a dialogue between the musicians who will perform in concert on 'Island of San Giorgio Maggiore (women, the group of Jilala musicians and musicians from jew-Moroccan music) and lecturers; will show the musical instruments will be explained and the role of each member of the group. The public will be offered the opportunity to perform with the musicians of the musical repertoires of female tradition.
The concert will discover a rich and rare musical repertoire with three different musical traditions in Meknes: that of Jilala brotherhood, that of women Me 'LMAT and that of Moroccan Jews Schigouri. The public will be faced to ten musicians with instruments like the NYRA (oblique flute), riqq (small drum), the t bla (pair of eardrums) will perform according to the characteristics of their brotherhood: the Sufi singing the saints of 'Islam in the Moroccan domestic rituals, the trance female rites in the various celebrations, to the Moroccan Jewish tradition of the imperial cities.
The workshops, performances and meetings of the exhibition Music and ritual continues in November with a reflection on the rituals related to the Cuban Santería, in collaboration with the Conservatory of Music Benedetto Marcello.
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