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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

Music department at BBC SOAS music students experience radio producing at the BBC

Students from SOAS and KCL experienced the business of producing radio programmes at BBC Broadcasting House earlier this month.

15th March 2013

QS World University Rankings Logo SOAS scores well in world university rankings

SOAS qualities have been recognised this week by the new QS World University Rankings and the Which? university comparison website.

18th September 2012

Musical Geographies of Central Asia Conference and Concert Announcement

This conference explores the musical geographies of Central Asia, focusing on regionalism and borders.

13th April 2012

David Hughes ‘Infectious Enthusiasm’ Wins Dr David Hughes a Japan Society Prize

Dr David Hughes has been awarded a prize by the Japan Society for his significant contribution to engaging people with Japanese culture, particularly through sharing musical traditions and performances.

13th December 2011

Lindiwe Dovey Autumn News

The School has improved its student satisfaction as measured by the 2011 National Student Survey

22nd September 2011

Launch of MA Music and Development

The Department of Music is delighted to announce the launch of its new MA Programme in Music and Development, beginning October 2011. 

17th January 2011

Lucy Durán Lucy Duran's New BBC Radio Series Roams the World for Unusual Sounds

Lecturer in African Music Lucy Duran and veteran broadcaster Andy Kershaw have launched a new music series for BBC Radio 3. 

14th January 2011

Damon Albarn Performs at Students Union Gig

The frontman for Blur and Gorillaz put in a surprise appearance at the newly renovated SOAS Students Union Tuesday night.

29th September 2010

Mikaela Parrack and Imran Khan Students Cycling 3,000 Miles for Mali and Music

Mikaela Parrack and Imran Khan don't believe in doing things halfway. Though neither has done any long-distance cycling, they have just set out on a 3,000-mile bike ride from the UK to Mali.

16th September 2010

Listen to SOAS Music Student Perform at the Proms

MMus student Khyam Allami performs at the Royal Albert Hall as the first protegé/mentee for BBC Radio 3's prestigious new mentoring scheme, World Routes Academy.

9th August 2010

Director’s Teaching Prize Winners Announced Director's Teaching Prize Winners Announced

The 2009 SOAS Director’s Teaching Prize will be awarded to an academic team who have developed a new course which teaches students to present world music on radio.

7th July 2009

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