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Saturday 04 November 2017
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CONFERENCE

SOUTH ASIA AND ITS DIASPORA: MUSICAL PERFORMANCES IN THE CULTURES OF DECOLONIZATION

The Pavilion, Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ, UK

4 November 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PROFESSOR TINA K. RAMNARINE

Decolonization is a creative process, as well as a historical and political one. Interdisciplinary critical attention to creative processes offers insights into the cultures of decolonization. This conference reflects on these creative processes by focusing on the musical performances of South Asia and its Diaspora. It takes a broad view of musical performances, encompassing auditory experiences in cross-arts projects, dance and sacred expressions. It is hosted in connection with the Horniman Museum's summer series, featuring the diversity of South Asian music, as well as its creative resonances with contemporary culture in the UK. This conference informs critical listening and thinking around these performance events.

A principal aim of the conference is to highlight current research on South Asian and diasporic musical performances, especially in relation to decolonization since 2017 marks 70 years of Indian Independence and the centenary of the abolition of Indian indentureship.

The list of speakers, provisional programme, abstracts and booking information for the conference are now available on the website of the Horniman Museum and Gardens at:
http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/conference-south-asia-and-its-diaspora

Programme Committee
Margaret Birley, Horniman Museum; Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, Centre for Postcolonial Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London; Dr Barley Norton, Goldsmiths, University of London.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute.  

Conference registration fee - £20.00
Student and RAI members registration fee - £10.00
Speakers will not be charged a registration fee.

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