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SOAS students showcase musical talent at BBC Proms

SOAS, University of London BA Music students Jasdeep Singh Degun and Gurchetan Singh will be performing Raga Jogkauns – a traditional North Indian Classical performance – at this year’s prestigious BBC Proms.

18th July 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

Book cover SOAS scholar publishes Mamluk text

Owen Wright, Emeritus Professor of Musicology of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London provides a critical insight in the only text representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the early fourteenth century CE in his latest book.

11th June 2014

SOAS students sing to support recovery of north-eastern Japan

SOAS, University of London students hit the high notes in March when they participated in a song recording to support of the recovery of north-eastern Japan communities affected by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

4th June 2014

Sanubar Tursun SOAS to welcome one of the finest singers in Central Asia, Sanubar Tursun

SOAS, University of London welcomes the Sanubar Tursun Trio from Chinese Central Asia on 12 May, for three days, at the start of their European tour, supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

30th April 2014

SOAS World Music Summer School programme announced

The SOAS World Music Summer School, taking place at SOAS, University of London, will offer a range of intensive and inspiring courses for its 2014 programme of events.

27th March 2014

SOAS in Europe’s top ten for Arts and Humanities

SOAS, University of London has been ranked in Europe’s top ten universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, which ranked SOAS ninth in Europe and 26th in the world.

6th March 2014

Student-led event celebrates women pipers at second International Bagpipe Conference at SOAS

Skilful musicians, instrument makers, academics and bagpipe enthusiasts from across Europe will gather at SOAS, University of London next month to celebrate the diversity of bagpipes around the world.

6th February 2014

SOAS scholar shares a £1 million AHRC grant

A major AHRC grant worth £996,385 to conduct research in west Namibia has been awarded to a multi-institutional team of scholars, of which SOAS ethnomusicologist, Dr Angela Impey, is a key member.

30th October 2013

SOAS concert series announced for 2013/14

The Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, the largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of world music, has announced its event programme for the 2013/14 academic year.

15th October 2013

SOAS World Music stage journeys to the East and beyond at Bloomsbury Festival

This year, the SOAS World Music stage at Bloomsbury Festival is host to a range of international artists from South and Eastern Europe, East Asia, Africa and South America.

14th October 2013

Students represent SOAS Music at WOMAD

Three SOAS, University of London students recently won the chance to represent the School at WOMAD, the UK’s premier World Music Festival, courtesy of BBC Radio 3.

31st July 2013

Ceilidh Beyond Borders SOAS Ceilidh Band performs in northern Iraq

A recent tour by SOAS Ceilidh Band included a performance in northern Iraq.

16th April 2013

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