“Jazz” defies neat historical narratives regarding its origins outside of the geopolitical space, known by many names such as Place des Negres, Place Congo, Vieux Carre, and, most commonly, Congo Square. This interdisciplinary program brings together scholars and practitioners from South Africa, France, the US, Canada, Kuwait, and the UAE to discuss what "Global Jazz" is compared to “Jazz,” and what it means to be in a global collaboration on a particular Global Jazz genre called “Khaleeji-Jazz.”
A concert follows this discussion at 9:30pm in the Red Theater of the Arts Center at NYUAD.
Part of the Global Crossroads Series in collaboration with the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, the Department of Arts and Humanities, and the Arts Center at NYUAD
Ghazi Faisal Al-Mulaifi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, New York University Abu Dhabi
Nduduzo Makhathini, Lecturer, Program Head, Department of Music, University of Fort Hare University
Jean-Michel Pilc, Professor of Music, Music Performance, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Dalisu Ndlazi, Practitioner, Johannesburg, South Africa
Bill Bragin, Executive Artistic Director, The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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