A Song Too Serious To Sing: Islam and the Licit Musics of the Arabian Peninsula


Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


On Zoom (registration link below)

The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program presents

Bradford GarveyBradford Garvey
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Brandeis University

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Bradford Garvey received his Ph.D in Ethnomusicology from The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2019. His dissertation, Poems to Open Palms: Praise Performance and the State in the Sultanate of Oman, was based on nearly two years of fieldwork with Arab men's praise singing troupes in rural northern Oman and was supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. In 2020-2021, he was a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wenner-Gren Foundation, drafting his dissertation into a monograph. His recent work can be found in the Yale Journal of Music & Religion and Asian Music. For some examples of the music he researches: al-‘āzī and al-razḥa in Oman; Iraqi Maqam.

Co-sponsors: Department of Music, CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series
Contact: Meryum Kazmi