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SOAS ethnomusicologist presents ‘The AfroMexicans’ on BBC World Service

Dr Lucy Durán, Senior Lecturer in African music at SOAS University of London, has presented two 30 minute radio programmes on Mexico’s little-known Black population.

15th April 2016

Confluence of Agnak Award-winning SOAS films on music in Mali and multilingualism in Senegal to be screened

Two award-winning films by SOAS University of London scholars exploring music in Mali and multilingualism in Southern Senegal will be screened at the School on 8 March. This will be followed by a panel discussion with the films' producers.

2nd March 2016

SOAS alumna helps young children with mental health issues experience the power of music with help from Kate Middleton

A group of children at the Anna Freud Centre in London were delighted to receive a visit from the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, for a session in African drumming organised by SOAS alumna Jude Winwood.

11th January 2016

Four internationally renowned scholars join SOAS in Centenary year

Four scholars across the fields of Anthropology, History, Ethnomusicology and Law will be joining SOAS University of London as Centenary Fellows in 2016.  

17th December 2015

Confluence of Agnak SOAS films win two categories at AHRC Research In Film Awards

Two films produced by SOAS, University of London scholars have won their individual categories at last night’s Arts & Humanities Research Council the Research In Film Awards Ceremony, held at the British Film Institute.

13th November 2015

SOAS students win third place at the 22nd World Samulnori Competition in South Korea bolstered by SOAS crowdfunding support

A group of SOAS students has secured third place at the 22nd World Samulnori Competition held in South Korea just ten months after forming as an official group.

4th November 2015

Professor Anna Contadini and Dr Rachel Harris participate in International Conference on "Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia"
The conference is being held at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29-31 2015. It is organised by the Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in cooperation with Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI); Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; CNRS/CETOBAC, Paris; and SOAS, University of London.

28th October 2015

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

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