Urban Levantine music
Publications and communications on urban music from Asia Minor and surrounding regions, smyrneiko and rebetiko.
Levantine Urban Music
Works on urban Levantine music are still largely devoted to the art repertoire, at the expense of "popular" or mixed repertoires.
In the same way, the study of purely musicological and aesthetic aspects is often favored over the analysis of the historical and social contexts which have allowed the intermingling and circulation of this music.
This research theme wishes to emphasize the neglected dimensions of urban Levantine music.
It deals in particular with the cross-cultural creativity long-overlooked by musicologists who tried to preserve the "purity" and "authenticity" of allegedly immutable musical traditions, or depreciated up to the point of being submitted to state censorship, as, for example, in Turkey and Greece (amanes and rebetiko) during the interwar period.
Levantine Music — Publications
Émerit S., Perrot S. and Vincent A. (ed.) (2015). Le paysage sonore de l’Antiquité : méthodologie, historiographie et perspectives. Cairo: IFAO, pp. 41-62.
Demeuldre M. (ed.). Sentiments doux-amers dans les musiques du monde. Paris: L’Harmattan, pp. 171-178.
Smyrni: i anaptyxi mias mitropolis tis Anatolikis Mesogeiou (2016). Athens: Center for Laographic Research, Athens Academy, pp. 337-347.
Bilici F. (ed.) (2005). «Turquie, Grèce : un passé commun, des nouvelles perspectives». Cahiers Balkaniques 33, pp. 59-76.
Smyrni, Mitropoli tou Mikrasiatikou Ellinismou/Smyrna, Metropolis of the Asia Minor Greeks (2001). Athens: Ephesos, pp. 187-210.
Levantine Music — Communications
Research seminar L’hellénisme : philologie, histoire, esthétique, EHESS, May 14, 2014.
Young Researchers' Workshop, in collaboration with Sylvain Perrot, French School at Athens, Febr. 25, 2013.
Conference Polypolitismikes poleis tis Othomanikis Aftokratorias. Org.: Center for Asia Minor Studies and Athens College, Athens, April 9, 2005.
Conference Apo ti Smyrni ston Peiraia: diapolitismiki taftotita kai elliniki laïki mousiki. Org.: Crete University, Parnassos Association, Greek Society of Methodology and Social Representations, Athens, Dec. 19-20, 2002.
International conference Fado & rebetiko, Section of Popular and Traditional Music, T.E.I. of Epirus, Arta, May 31-June 2, 2002.
Banner image: Panayotis Kounadis archives.