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Colloquium: Prof Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

When Mar 06, 2015
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where 5.00pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music
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Prof Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

‘Envisioning Portugal: music and nation’


Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco is Professor of Ethnomusicology, Director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and since 2013 President of the International Council for Traditional Music. She received her doctorate from Columbia University, and has been visiting professor at Columbia, Princeton, and Chicago Universities. She has carried out field research in Portugal, Egypt, and Oman, and published on cultural politics, musical nationalism, identity, music media, modernity, and music and conflict. Recent publications include the four-volume Enciclopédia da Música em Portugal no Século XX (editor, Lisbon, 2010); Music and Conflict (co-editor with John O’Connell and author of the Epilogue, Urbana, 2010); and Traditional Arts in Southern Arabia: Music and Society in Sohar, Sultante of Oman (with Dieter Christensen, Berlin, 2009).