New Currents in Ethnomusicology British Forum for Ethnomusicology: Annual Conference 2016 14 – 17 April 2016

With over 100 international speakers that include the most influential minds, speakers and writers in the world of ethnomusicology, New Currents in Ethnomusicology: British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference from 14 – 17 April 2016 will be a significant event in the calendar of the University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art. Running from lunchtime Thursday April 14 to lunchtime Sunday April 17, the keynote speaker is Professor Jonathan Stock, Professor of Music and current Head of Department of Music from University College Cork, Ireland, and a widely published ethnomusicologist specialising in the music of East Asia, China and Taiwan, whose volume World Sound Matters; An Anthology of Music from Around the World is a seminal textbook. The conference is organised jointly by the BFE committee within the School of Music & Fine Art by Head of School Professor Kevin Dawe, Liam Barnard, Richard Lightman and Dr Ruth Herbert.

Comments Liam Barnard:
‘The British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) is a hugely influential academic organisation in the field of ethnomusicology in the world, after the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), its American counterpart, who is bringing a large contingent of its members to the conference. On the Thursday evening we will be hosting a film screening of The Cypriot Fiddler, followed by a wine reception sponsored by the publishers of the BFE Journal, Ethnomusicology Forum, and the essential SOAS/Ashgate Ethnomusicology Series of books, Taylor and Francis. With many other events planned by the BFE this is a fantastic year ahead for ethnomusicology which will start with one of its most important and influential gatherings here at the School of Music and Fine Art, Medway Campus, University of Kent.’

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