Project Activities 2021
12-14 January. Eric Petzoldt presents a paper about "Jauk Elmaleh’s Dakka Jazz and the Casablanca jazz scene of the 1950s and 1960s" at the online 2021 BFE/RMA Research Students Conference at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge
3 Febuary. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Cynthia Becker: Trans-Saharan Slavery and the Gnawa Guinbri. From Concealment to Exhibition. Lecture and Q&A
12 -14 February. Steve Wilford will present a paper at the Music, Sound and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives conference, hosted by Indiana University.
15 February. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Screening of Moroccan produced short films. Curated by Jamal Abdennassar with Q&A
1 March. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Dwight F. Reynolds: Medieval Music Around and Across the Western Mediterranean. Lecture and Q&A
9 March. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz will present the paper “Popular Music in Morocco: A Common Language between Jews and Muslims”, University of Connecticut and International University of Rabat (online)
15-16 March. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz will give a lecture about “La música de la mujer sefardí como vector de transmisión contemporáneo” Congreso sobre la mujer sefardí, at the Cervantes Institute, Bremen, Germany (online)
April 7-9, Vanessa Paloma Elbaz will present at a seminar at Tangier American Legation's Bicentennial Celebration, "Controlling Jewish Voices in World War Two" in Tangier
April 8-11, Vanessa Paloma Elbaz will present a paper at American Comparative Literature Association “Moroccan Jewish Texts of Sonic Territoriality” in the seminar “Between Migration and Diaspora: Formal Meditations on SWANA Narratives of Displacement"
15 April. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Jonathan Glasser: Muslims, Jews, and the Problem of Musical Boundaries in Algeria and France
27 April. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz will give a lecture ”Jewish Music in Northern Morocco and the Building of Sonic Identity boundaries” Bar-Ilan Faculty of Music Colloquium, Israel (online)
30 April. Eric Petzoldt will present his paper ‘La création du dakka jazz afromed de Jauk et le jazz à Casablanca et au Maroc des années 1950 et 1960‘ during the International Jazz Day event ‘Jauk: 60 ans de jazz-fusion et worldmusic du Maroc‘ at the Papers Club in Casablanca.
22 June. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz will talk at the International Forum for Jewish Music Studies about "Judeo-Arabic Saharan women's songs for birth", hosted by UCLA and EZJM Hannover (online)
1-2 July. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz will be presenting at 2021 Biennial Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music & Philosophy Study Group, which will take place at the Strand Campus, King's College London.
26-28 November. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz will be presenting at "Archivos digitales, memoria y futuro musical de diversidad” Musicología en Transición, Sociedad Española de Musicología, Universidad de Andalucía, Jaén.