The University of Cambridge is proud to host the 2017 British Forum for Ethnomusicology one-day conference. This year’s conference will focus on the relationship between music and multiculturalism. Music is closely intertwined with representations of difference, intercultural exchange and institutional strategies aimed at promoting liberal multiculturalism. It unveils the complex nature of social relations in multicultural societies at the level of day-to-day experience, as different cultural groups come into contact. Moving beyond the anti-multiculturalism discourses that have prevailed in the public and political domains, the conference examines how different social, ethnic and religious communities experience living together in multicultural societies. Similarly, it transcends a tendency in ethnomusicology to focus on diaspora, hybridity and the reification of distinct cultural groups within multicultural societies. Instead, the conference will uncover the relationship between music and the politics, ideologies and social realities of multiculturalism.
For more information and to download the programme, please visit the conference website: https://bfeoneday2017.wordpress.com