REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED
SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S ANTHROPOLOGY LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE
War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan: The Ethnographer's Tale
Thursday 21 January at 10.00 am (tea & coffee served from 9.30 am)
Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
The British Museum's Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present 'Reviewer meets Reviewed', a discussion between Prof John Bailey author of War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan: The Ethnographer's Tale, and Dr Nichola Khan, who will review the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Arranged chronologically, the book traces the sequence of political events – from 1978, through the Soviet invasion, to the coming of the Taliban and, finally, the aftermath of the US-led invasion in 2001. Baily examines the effects of the ever-changing situation on the lives and works of Afghan musicians, following individual musicians in detail. At the heart of his analysis are vignettes of ten musical personalities – some of friends, and some newly discovered. The result is a personal memoir by an ethnomusicologist known for his deep commitment to Afghanistan, Afghan musicians and Afghan musical culture.
Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe ( TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)Location : Anthropology Library, British Museum
Great Russell Street