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Encoding, Absorption and Abandonment of Cultural Material during Migration: : The Case of Judeo-Spanish Songbooks

Project description

Decoding Judeo-Spanish songbooks

Sephardic music has its roots in the musical traditions of the Jewish communities in medieval Spain, Portugal and other countries in the Mediterranean, where they lived before their expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula in the late 15th century. The lyrics, preserved by these communities, still play a core function in establishing identity markers and gender negotiations. This repertoire of songs blossomed through the 18th century. It was created for personal use and for transmission to their descendants. The ground-breaking EU-funded MigrEnAb project will analyse the individual songbooks as part of a larger pan-Mediterranean corpus of Judeo-Spanish songbooks. The study will address identity transmission inclusively, absorbing elements of the surrounding cultures, while protecting the boundaries of the group.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES LANGUES ET CIVILISATIONS ORIENTALES
Address
65 Rue Des Grands Moulins
75214 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 196 707,84