Symposium on Music & Morality in the Abrahamic Faiths


Thursday, November 9, 2017 (All day)


290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
NEC's Intercultural Institute, in collaboration with the Boston Byzantine Music Festival, presents a Symposium on Music and Morality in Abrahamic Traditions. The Israeli scholar of Islamic music, Amnon Shiloah, has described the role of music in the Muslim world as “polyvalent”, an idea which may be applicable across the Abrahamic spectrum—that is: music in all three traditions is respected for its power, and it is given cultural space in which to survive and even thrive, but it does not get a free ride. It must continually argue for its usefulness, and for its place in the spectrum of religious and secular values of its own cultural environment. Join us for an entire day of panels by distinguished scholars and a special presentation of African American Gospel music. Please note: This event is free and open to the public. Please register using the eventbrite link. This event will take place in two sessions. 9 am-1pm Williams Hall in the morning and the 1pm-6pm session will take place in Burnes Hall in the Student Life and Performance Center.