Maria Rijo Lopes Da Cunha

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BA (FCSH Lisboa), MMus PhD (SOAS)
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Thesis title
The Contemporary Revival of Naḥda Music in Lebanon: Politics of Remembrance and Representation


Maria Rijo Lopes da Cunha is a musician and ethnomusicologist born in Lisbon, Portugal. Trained as a classical western music cellist, specialising in ancient music and performance practice, and musicology (BA) her research interest lead her to study Middle Eastern and North African music traditions.

Research interests

  • Ethnomusicology and Anthropology of Music
  • Middle Eastern, North African and Central Asian Music
  • Music Performance Studies
  • Sound Art and Contemporary Classical Musics
  • Music and Cultural Policy
  • Music and Development

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