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Performing the ḥrig

May 2, 2019

As part of the course in Anthropology of Music, prof. Alessandra Ciucci (Columbia University, New York) will hold a lecture on performative features in Moroccan rural music and migration. The lecture will take place at the Department of Cultural Heritage and Environment, University of Milan (via Noto 8, aula K32), at 16:30.




Alessandra Ciucci is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. She received her PhD in music (ethnomusicology) from The City University of New York at The Graduate Center. Her research interests include: the music of Morocco, North Africa, the Mediterranean, music and gender, sung poetry, popular music of the Arab world, and music and migration. Her articles appear in Ethnomusicology, The Yearbook for Traditional Music, The International Journal of Middle East Studies, Mondi Migranti, Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles, in the Sage Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology, and in several edited volumes. Ciucci has been a recipient of a Fulbright foreign scholarship grant (Morocco), a fellowship from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, and a grant from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies Grant. Dr. Ciucci was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Music Department at Columbia 2008-10. From 2010-2014 she was a Full-time Lecturer in Music at Northeastern University, Boston MA.