We are happy to announce that Dr Diana Matut will be teaching a new music course in October 2022. Please find further information in this application form and below. Deadline to apply: 19 October 2022.
*Please note that this music course has a separate application process to that of the OSRJL language classes and does not qualify students for OSRJL certificates of participation.*
The Oud, the Singer and her Lover…An Introduction to Sephardic Song Cultures
Mondays, 17:00-18:00 UK Time, Online via Zoom
No repertoire of the diverse Jewish song cultures is as surrounded by myths and mystification as the Sephardic (or Judeo-Spanish) one. Between medieval-style interpretation, romantic Orientalism and tres culturas festivals, its living traditions often have been neglected and its vast repertoire condensed to a few repeatedly performed songs.
This seminar is a basic introduction to Sephardic song cultures, presenting performance practices (including women’s singing traditions); song genres and styles, such as romances, calendar and life cycle songs, canticas and coplas; the history of research and collections; the revival and its festivals; as well as art-music and fusions. Field recordings and modern interpretations will be analysed and discussed.
Please note that the first day of class for this course will be Monday 24 October 2022 (Week 3 of Michaelmas Term 2022) and that the course will continue until 12 December (Week 10).
If you have any queries, then please write to Priscilla Lange at firstname.lastname@example.org.