Ethnomusicology and Authenticity

The British Forum for Ethnomusicology
in association with
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Ethnomusicology and Authenticity

A one-day conference - Saturday November 9th 2002

Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre
Goldsmiths College, University of London



10.00   Arrival/Coffee.
10.30   Welcome and opening remarks.
10.40   'Blasts from the past: UNESCO's "Living Human Treasures"'
        Keith Howard, School of Oriental and African Studies.
11.10   'Across space and time: the authenticity of Uzbek music from northern Afghanistan'   
        Razia Sultanova, Goldsmiths College.
11.40   Coffee
12.00   'The nostalgia for the lost innocence of Greek music: performing authenticity in the  context of rebetiko song revival in Thessaloniki (northern Greece) today'
        Daphne Tragaki, Goldsmiths College.
12.30   'Performing 'authenticity' in French popular music festivals'
        Barbara Lebrun, University of Manchester.
1.00    Lunch
2.00    Key note address: 'Thinking about authenticity'
        Professor Richard Middleton, University of Newcastle.
3.00    'Is there French jazz?: authenticity and authority in French jazz performance and pedagogy'  
        Donald James, University of Chicago.
3.30    Coffee
4.00    Roundtable:  'Ethnomusicology, authenticity, and western art music'.
        Colin Lawson, Thames Valley University; 
        Henry Stobart, Royal Holloway College; 
        Jonathan Stock, University of Sheffield; 
        Stephen Cottrell, Goldsmiths College.
5.00    End

Conference dates: 
9 Nov 2002
Goldsmiths College, University of London