The Art of Muwashshah and Classical Vocal Forms of Intercultural Collaboration in Pan-Ottoman
Music at the Turn of the 20th Century (Aleppo-Cairo-Istanbul)
Recognising the shared fascination with Ottoman Turkish and Arab musical heritage, both in its historical context and modern relevance, Nefes Foundation undertook a crucial initiative. Collaborating with distinguished musicians from King’s College, under the guidance of Professor Martin Stokes, Oxford Maqam music ensemble, Dr Harun Korkmaz from Istanbul University, and musician Ibrahim Muslimani from Nefes Foundation, this project works to strengthen cultural cooperation between Turkey and the United Kingdom.
This endeavour presents a remarkable experiential platform for both present and future generations. It fosters musical exploration across varying levels of expertise and facilitates the creation of innovative musical expressions from a contemporary standpoint. Furthermore, the project offers an exciting avenue for youth from both nations to engage in cultural and educational pursuits, igniting their artistic inspiration.
At its core, our project aspires to unite Turkish and British participants through a series of harmonious musical collaborations. This collaboration stands as a synergistic effort between the Oxford Maqam and Nefes teams, encompassing a spectrum of events across the United Kingdom and Turkey. Through this convergence of minds, a fusion of years of experience, historical narratives, and knowledge transpires, enriching the British and Turkish audiences with novel perspectives on music, arts, and cultures.
Friday, 3 NOV 2023
Panel, 14:00 PM
Concert, 18:30 PM
Location: CENANİ Konağı Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi, Gaziantep