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SOAS World Music stage brings global beats to the heart of London at the 2015 Bloomsbury Festival

This year, the SOAS World Music stage will feature six of the best acts on London’s vibrant world music scene at the 2015 Bloomsbury Festival.

6th October 2015

Confluence of Agnak Two films by SOAS scholars shortlisted for AHRC film award

Two documentary films exploring language diversity in Senegal and oral history in Mali produced by SOAS scholars have been shortlisted in the Arts & Humanities Research Council Research in Films Award.

1st October 2015

SOAS student wins Malay speech contest after studying language for one year

SOAS, University of London music graduate Joshua Parfitt’s wins first place at the International Public Speaking Competition in Malaysia after just one year of learning Indonesian at SOAS.

25th September 2015

SOAS student recognised for ‘inspirational leadership’ within his local community

A SOAS postgraduate has been recognised for his phenomenal outreach work within his local community.

17th September 2015

SOAS doctoral students awarded Ethnomusicology prize

Two SOAS doctoral students have been jointly awarded the 2015 British Forum of Ethnomusicology Student Prize.  Cassandre Balosso-Bardin and Deirdre Morgan, who are both active performers of traditional music, were awarded the prize for the best BFE student paper delivered at the BFE/SFE Conference in Paris in July.

2nd September 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

British Academy elects four SOAS scholars for outstanding research

Four SOAS, University of London scholars have been elected Fellows of the British Academy for 2014/15.

17th July 2015

Honorary Fellows 2015 SOAS honours Grammy award-winning musician and two distinguished scholars, one a Nobel Prize-winning author, at Graduation Ceremonies

SOAS honours two distinguished figures from academia, sinologist Dr Frances Wood and Nobel Prize-winning author J M Coetzee, and Grammy award-winning musician Toumani Diabaté at 2015 Graduation Ceremonies

19th June 2015

World music at SOAS: learn to play an instrument this summer

The SOAS, University of London World Music Summer School returns this year with an array of workshops, taster sessions and master classes from Senegalese Sabar Drumming to Buddhist Chants from Japan.

17th June 2015

Pieces of the musical world New textbook from SOAS ethnomusicologists explores series of musical worlds

A new ethnomusicology textbook has been produced by the world-renowned Department of Music at SOAS, University of London.

20th May 2015

Critically acclaimed band that met at SOAS release new album

Portico, the three piece band that met at SOAS, University of London, has released its latest album Living Fields.

8th April 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”

CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29, 30 and 31 2015.

17th March 2015

Fiesta dies pesos SOAS Musicology Series receives its 53rd entry from notable alumnus

The SOAS Musicology Series has published its 53rd volume, a book on gay identity and the Cuban music scene by SOAS alumnus Dr Moshe Morad, a Lecturer in ethnomusicology and Head of Israeli radio music station 88FM/IBA.

17th March 2015

SOAS student stages fourth International Bagpipe Day

A PhD student in SOAS’ Department of Music has just organised the fourth consecutive International Bagpipe Day.

13th March 2015

Da Kali Teaching Students Trio Da Kali offer unique experience to SOAS students

Malian musicians Trio da Kali participated in a series of special events for SOAS students last week. Trio da Kali have been in residency at the SOAS Music department, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI). 

3rd March 2015

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