19 January 2015 Start
19 January 2015 End
7.00 p.m. Time
Greece The British School at Athens, Souedias 52, Athens

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The Music of the Jews of the Ottoman Empire

January 19, 2015

Dr Christopher Williams will introduce the topic: “The Music of the Jews of the Ottoman Empire.”

The enormous contribution of the Jews to the diverse musical world of the Ottoman Empire is well-known and can still be felt in popular and art traditions. Following a brief general overview Chris Williams hopes to provide an accessible introduction to some lesser-known aspects of the subject, with particular reference to Greece and Turkey.

The lecture will be accompanied by music and video from Crete, Istanbul, Israel and New York.