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International Conference and Concert on Musical Geographies of Central Asia

Venue: London (UK)
Period: May 16-18, 2012


The Institute for Musical Research, University of London, in association with the School of Oriental and African Studies and the Aga Khan Music Initiative, presents an International Conference and Concert on Musical Geographies of Central Asia.  This conference will aim to locate distinctive regional, cross-regional, national and transnational music practices, styles, genres and sounds within their geo-cultural, ideological and political environments. The main countries of reference will be the former Soviet Central Asian states, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, the Russian Republic of Tuva, Mongolia, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, and Afghanistan. Finally this conference will examine the intersection of musical regionalism with long-standing clan allegiances and social hierarchies, shifting political alliances, ideological and cultural flows.

How to participate to the Conference

Conference fees (including teas, coffees and lunches):
- Standard rate: £20 for one day/£60 for three days
- Concessionary rate (students, retired, unwaged): £10 /£30 
Participants should send a completed booking form with a sterling cheque for the full amount made payable to the ‘University of London’ to The Institute of Musical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.
Those registering from overseas who wish to pay by credit card should email

Organizer and Partners

Information & contacts

Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study
University of London
address: Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

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