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Popular Culture in Turkic Asia and Afghanistan:
Performance & Belief

Third Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic Speaking World

Saturday, 1st & Sunday, 2nd December, 2012

Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge

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Visual art Exhibition: “Musical instruments of the Turkic speaking world”

Artist: Elena Tchibor (University of Oxford), Curator: Irene Kukota (University of Oxford, Sotheby’s Institute of Art), Academic Consultant, Dr. Razia Sultanova (University of Cambridge).


Symposium Programme
Saturday, 1st December

8:00 am — Registration

9:00 am — Keynote address:

Professor Nicholas Cook, University of Cambridge
Western music as world music

10:00 am — Tea & Coffee

10:30 am — Session A: From Ritualistic practices to traditional performances

Chairperson:  Rachel Harris, SOAS, University of London

János Sipos, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
From the Spiritual to the Profane and Back: the Relation of Folk Religion and Folk Songs of Some Turkic People

Alla Bairamova, The Azerbaijani state Museum of Musical Culture, Azerbaijan
Traditional Azerbaijani Music: Some Peculiarities of Modern Interpretation

Yahia Baiza, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
Music, Religion and Culture: a study of Traditional Turkic Music in Afghanistan

Megan Rancier, Bowling Green State University, USA
"The Sound of Modern Kazakh Nomads”: Discourses of Ancientness and Nationhood in the Music of Contemporary Kazakh Qyl-qobyz Performers 

12:30 pm — Lunch

1:30 pm — Session B: From Ritualistic practices to traditional performances

Chairperson: Carole Pegg, University of Cambridge

Liesbet Nyssen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Khuday, Khay, and Khuray: Connections to Religion in Khakas Popular Music

Ersen Varli, Karadeniz State Conservatory, Turkey
The Process of Popularity of Religious Musical Examples: Music of Sunni and Alevi Sects in Turkey (1)

Özlem Do!u" Varli, Karadeniz State Conservatory, Turkey
The Mediums of Mysticism during the Process of Popularity in Sunni Sect, Turkey (2)

Dorit M Klebe, Berlin, Germany
The Role of Music among the Cultures of Turkic-Speaking Communities(Kazakhs, Kyrgyzs, Tatars) in the Berlin Diaspora), 2006-2012

3:30 pm — Tea & Coffee

4:00 pm — Session C: From Ritualistic practices to traditional performances

Chairperson:  Firuza Melville, University of Cambridge

Saida Yelemanova, Kazakh National University of Arts
The Study of Kazakh music in its sacred and spiritual dimensions

Abdullah Akat, Karadeniz State Conservatory, Turkey
The Influences and Changes of the Crimean Tatars Music in the Process

Éva Csáki, Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Hungary
The Role of Music Performance of Bektashis Rituals in Thrace

Hossein Hadisi, University of Cambridge
Ballet Zahhak, the Dragon King, its compositional methods and the art of Naqqali

6:00 pm — Dinner

7:30 pm — Opening Ceremony / Concert at Chapel, Jesus College

Popular Culture in Turkic Asia and Afghanistan

Part 1: Music from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Afghanistan
Part 2: Peter Wiegold: Cross-cultural workshop 


Sunday 2nd December

9:00 am — Keynote Address:

Professor Peter Wiegol, Brunel University, London
The theory and practice of cross-cultural musical creation: from recent Uzbek to other ethnic projects

10:00 am — Tea & Coffee

10:30 am — Session D: Traditional culture in contemporary soundscape

Chairperson: Professor Charles Melville, University of Cambridge

Tom Solomon, University of Bergen, Norway & Inna Naroditskyaya, Northwestern University, USA
Azeri Rap Music and Oral Poetry between Tradition and Modernity

Angelika Jung, Galerie Mani, Weimar, Germany
Sufi ideas in the Music of Bukharan Shashmaqam

Fattakh Khalig-zade, National Academy of Music, Baku, Azerbaijan
Islam and Music in Modern Azerbaijan

12:30 pm — Lunch

1:30 pm — Session E: Traditional culture in contemporary soundscape

Chairperson: Ruth Davis, University of Cambridge

Giovanni De Zorzi, University ‘Ca’ Foscari’ of Venice, Italy
Jâhri zikr used as therapy in nowadays Kazakhstan

Ivanka Vlaeva, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Music Images of Istanbul: From Fatih Akin’ s Films to Stage and Street Performances

Fikri Soysal, Dicle University State Conservatory Diyarbakır, Turkey
Music Culture of Islam Civilization and Popular Culture in the 21st Century in Turkey

Aziza Sadikova, Berlin, Germany
New music technique and Koran recitation: “Untitled”, the piece for amplified violoncello and tape

3:30 pm — Tea & Coffee

4:00 pm — Session F: Film Screening

Chairperson: Richard Tapper, University of London

John Baily, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Return of the Nightingales. The Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Keith Howard and Misha Maltsev, London, UK
Siberia at the Centre of the World: Music, Dance and Ritual in Sakha-Yakutia

 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm — Session G: Final discussion

7:30 pm — Dinner at Pembroke College


Convener of the Symposium: Dr Razia Sultanova rs588@cam.ac.uk
Symposium Assistant: Dr Parmis Mozafari parmis_m@hotmail.com