BFE One-Day Conference ‘Listening to Difference’: Registration Now Open

British Forum for Ethnomusicology One-Day Conference: ‘Listening to Difference’: Music and Multiculturalism
21st October 2017, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge

*** Registration Open ***

The University of Cambridge is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the British Forum for Ethnomusicology’s One-Day conference to be held at the Faculty of Music on the 21st October 2017. Entitled “‘Listening to Difference’: Music and Multiculturalism”, the conference will focus on the relationship between music and the politics, ideologies and social realities of multiculturalism. Music is closely intertwined with representations of difference, intercultural exchange and institutional strategies aimed at promoting liberal multiculturalism. It unveils the complex nature of social relations in multicultural societies at the level of day-to-day experience, as different cultural groups come into contact. Moving beyond the anti-multiculturalism discourses that have prevailed in the public and political domains, the conference examines how different social, ethnic and religious communities experience living together in multicultural societies.

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Tina K. Ramnarine will be our keynote speaker. She will present a paper entitled: ‘Celebratory Musical Multiculturalism’.

The draft programme is attached to this announcement and can also be downloaded from the conference website: Here you will also find details regarding accommodation and transport.

To register for the conference, please use the online booking system through Billeto:

Delegate fees are as follows (including lunch and refreshments):
•       Non-members: £25 + £1.53 booking fee
•       BFE members: £20 + £1.32 booking fee
•       Non-members reduced rate (students, unwaged and part-time employment): £15 + £1.11 booking fee
•       BFE members reduced rate: £12 + £0.98 booking fee

Please note that registration will close on the 14th October.

If you require any more information or have difficulties in booking a ticket, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers at:

We look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge!

On behalf of the conference committee,
Dr. Matthew Machin-Autenrieth
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow