Screening and Conversation | Sacred Mountains

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:30pm

Film screening and discussion of:

Sacred Mountains: Abrahamic Religions and Musical Practices in the Mediterranean Area

Ethnomusicologist Nicola Scaldaferri (University of Milan) will present his documentary Sacred Mountains: Abrahamic Religions and Musical Practices in the Mediterranean Area. The film includes segments on three religious pilgrimages involving sacred mountains: Israelite Samaritans praying on Mount Gerizim in the West Bank; Bektashi Sufis climbing Mount Tomorr in Albania; and the descent from the Holy Mountain by the Black Madonna in southern Italy. Prof. Scaldaferri will be present to introduce the film and lead a discussion.

Nicola Scaldaferri is Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Environment at the University of Milano, where he also co-founded and directs the Laboratory of Ethnomusicology and Visual Anthropology. He has done extensive ethnomusicological research in Italy, Albania, Kosova, Ghana, and elsewhere, as well as research on electro-acoustic music. Prof. Scaldaferri received his PhD in Musicology from the University of Bologna and a degree in Composition from the Conservatory of Parma. In 2006 he was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University.

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