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Don’t let me be lost to you: Early 20th century Near-Eastern music in New York City

CAB Centro Coreográfico Lisboa

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19 Jun - 2019
Wednesday

18h30
Ian Nagosi

CAB Centro Coreográfico Lisboa

How to get there?

This event has already happened
19 Jun - 2019
Wednesday

18h30

Free admission (subject to a capacity of 50 people)

Duration: 90 minutes / English language

The Bairro Alto Theatre, which is not in Bairro Alto (but almost), will soon reopen. It is a new municipal theatre in Lisbon. In the meantime, we are already getting started: first online and now across the city with a series of events taking place between day and night, the ground and the sky, nearby and faraway; so that we can look and listen while we are standing still or moving, upright or lying on the ground, or even sitting in chairs. For now, nothing we are planning is in the theatre (but close by); and nothing will be actual theatre, but intimate and unusual moments that rethink and transform everything that surrounds them.

At the end of the 19th century, the United States received various communities from the Middle East. The New York record industry hastened the dissemination of musical cultures brought by people from present-day Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Lebanon, Egypt and Greece. At this conference, archivist and researcher Ian Nagoski retrieves the stories and musical fragments of two generations of these communities, revealing the social reality of a nation of immigrants.