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Music of Al-Andalus workshop

May 11, 20236:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 6:00 p.m. Free entry after registering.
In Spanish.

Within the framework of the project “Exhibition of Moroccan Art: Cordoba, 1946” launched by Casa Árabe with the cooperation of the University of Aberdeen, we will be hosting this workshop by musician Amin Chachoo on Thursday, May 11. Registration now open.

In addition to the exhibition and congress, the program, which aims to provide a holistic look at this historical process, will include this music workshop given by Amin Chachoo.

The workshop will provide a short class on the music of Al-Andalus, followed by a work on two Al-Andalus themes, in two different melodic and rhythmic modes. The purpose of the workshop is to allow students to discover the melodies of Al-Andalus, their basic modes of expression and forms, as well as how to improvise in the musical modes of Al-Andalus. You must sign up in advance in order to take part, by clicking on this link.

Amin Chaachoo
Amin Chaachoo is a musician and musicologist from Tetouan, Morocco. With a degree in Andalusi Music from the Tetouan Music and Dance Conservatory, a degree in Hispanic Philology, a published work on Moorish “jarchas,” and a Master’s degree in French Philology, he completed his thesis on the Semiology of Andalusi Music. Amin is also a PhD candidate in Aesthetics of Andalusi Music, philosophy and metaphysics of the music of Al-Andalus, first violinist of the Tetouan Conservatory Orchestra (the city’s most important Andalusi music orchestra) and the founder and director of the Tetouan-Asmir Center for Musicology Research. He stands out as the author of several treatises on Andalusi music in several languages, having won the “Villa de Frigiliana” First Prize for Andalusian and Moorish Studies, for having helped bring back Andalusi musical theory.

Photo: Zubillaga
Three musicians rehearsing in the side rooms of the Real Círculo de la Amistad, as part of a broadcast on Radio Córdoba, on May 29, 1946. Cordoba Municipal Archives. Víctor Escribano Ucelay Collection (1905-1978). 
Music of Al-Andalus workshop
Photo: Zubillaga. Cordoba Municipal Archives. Víctor Escribano Ucelay Collection (1905-1978)

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