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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan
Thursday 21 January 2016, 09:30am
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S ANTHROPOLOGY LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE

War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan: The Ethnographer’s Tale

Thursday 21 January at 10.00 am (tea & coffee served from 9.30 am)

Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Prof John Bailey author of War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan: The Ethnographer’s Tale, and Dr Nichola Khan, who will review the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Arranged chronologically, the book traces the sequence of political events – from 1978, through the Soviet invasion, to the coming of the Taliban and, finally, the aftermath of the US-led invasion in 2001. Baily examines the effects of the ever-changing situation on the lives and works of Afghan musicians, following individual musicians in detail. At the heart of his analysis are vignettes of ten musical personalities – some of friends, and some newly discovered. The result is a personal memoir by an ethnomusicologist known for his deep commitment to Afghanistan, Afghan musicians and Afghan musical culture.

Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe ( TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)

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