Festival of Ideas

Thinking through music

This year we dedicate the SOAS Festival of Ideas to ‘thinking through music’.

We’ve put together a programme of events and gathered an amazing list of guests to entertain, inform and educate you on a wide range of issues, from the value of the jam session in jazz to how to decolonise music education; diasporic music in London to the connections between music, dance, film and visual arts.

From hands-on workshops to a live podcast recording, specialist panels to a DJ summit, and intimate discussions with music theorists and music makers, we think there’s something for everyone – and there will be parties too.

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The Festival of Ideas is partnering with the World Festival of Cultural Diversity and the Khalili Foundation.