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 presented 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
22 February. Steve Wilford presented a paper entitled ‘“Je suis un schizophrène de l'humanité”: Imagining and Negotiating Identities in Franco-Algerian Hip Hop’ for the University of Cambridge Nationalisms and Identities Research Group (UNCANI)
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.
6 May. Steve Wilford gave a seminar for Wolfson College Cambridge's Music Society, on 'Listening for the Past in Eastern Paris, 1931. Exploring Musical and Sonic Borders through French Colonialism'.
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.
9-11 September. MESG is hosting the Academic Workshop "Musical Afterlives of al-Andalus: Identities and Encounters beyond History", online.
24 September. Eric Petzoldt will present at the 13th Symposium of the ICTM Mediterranean Music Studies Group: ‘Mediating Dakka Jazz in Morocco: Jauk Elmaleh, the Old Slaughterhouses of Casablanca and Afro-Mediterranean Music’.
26 September. Eric Petzoldt will take part in the panel discussion ‘New directions in the arts and cultural promotion in postmigrant Germany’ at ‘Planet Ears Festival – rethink international music’ in Mannheim, Germany.
27 September. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz, Matthew Machin-Autenrieth and Steve Wilford presented a panel at the 13th Symposium of the ICTM Mediterranean Music Studies Group on 'Microhistories of Sonic Encounter in Colonial North Africa: Representation, Symbolic Violence and Diplomacy'
19 November. Eric Petzoldt will be presenting at the rainy days festival’s conference ‘Kunstbegegnungen’ at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. The title of his presentation is ‘Euro-marokkanische Jazz-Begegnungen’.
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.
26-28 November. Eric Petzoldt will co-host and take part in the three-day workshop ‘Marokkanische Musik und Jazz’ at Kulturhaus Dock4 in Kassel, Germany. The invited guest is Moroccan musician Jauk Armand Elmaleh-Lemal, whose musical approach will be discussed. The event will be live streamed via MESG's YouTube channel, sign up for the live stream here.