Jewish communities have lived, sung and spoken in Arabic for over a thousand years from Iraq to Morocco, and these histories have been intertwined with the political and social circumstances of the countries they lived in. Music navigates their deeply rooted belonging to these places, and represents a unique approach to dealing with layered and complex identities. From Mimouna to Bakkashot, the Jews of Arabic-speaking lands have developed a distinctive repertoire for celebration and mourning that sits proudly alongside the popular music of the Arab world.
The Jewish Music Institute is excited to launch an innovative two day Judeo-Arabic music workshop and conference in London. This program, which is a first in the UK, brings together an international group of experts for a two-day extravaganza to celebrate the richness of Judeo-Arabic music. JMI has prepared a line-up of international experts on Judeo-Arabic music for two full days of conferences and workshops which will culminate in a concert by a Judeo-Arabic music celebrity Haim Botbol of Morocco.
This event will be run in collaboration with SOAS and University of Cambridge.
For more information about the event and how to book please click here.