Mar 262015
Ahmed Mukhtar, Iraki virtuoso udist invited for a workshop/demo in Beirut by CERMAA/FOREDOFICO

Ahmed al-Mukhtar, Iraki London based virtuoso ud player and teacher of Arabian music is invited by CERMAA/FOREDOFICO to demonstrate Iraki improvisations in the frame of a Masterclass at the Lebanese Conservatory (CNSML) in Sinn-el-Fil (Beirut-Lebanon), from 15:00 to 17:00 on Thursday the 23rd of April 2015, venue “S”. Mukhtar will also sign his new CD [more…]

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Mar 262015
Richard Dumbrill invited by CERMAA/FOREDOFICO at CNSM

Richard Dumbrill is an English archaeomusicologist. He will speak about ancient Middle-Eastern musical systems at the Lebanese Conservatory in Sinn-el-Fil (Beirut-Lebanon), from 16:30 to 18:00 on Thursday the 23rd of April 2015, venue “S”. Dumbrill’s paper to be translated by Rosy Azar Beyhom during the event. Richard Dumbrill will show that the earliest form of music [more…]

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Nov 252014

Français Le livre d’Amine Beyhom Théories de l’échelle et pratiques mélodiques chez les Arabes ‎–‎ Tome 1 est en accès libre sur internet. La version proposée (V. 1.01) a été revue et corrigée.Vous pouvez télécharger librement la version en basse résolution (impression possible à 150 ppp) à l’adresse : Bonne lecture…   English Amine [more…]

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Jan 222013
Astrakan: New album, and Live album in Beirut

After their workshop in Beirut, Astrakan‘s leading team, Simone Alvez (voice) and Yann Gourvil (guitars, Ꜥūd, sāz etc.) went on and published their first album ; soon after, Yann decided to finish the mix of the Beirut session which is now available for downloading. Yann featured also an interesting percussion instrument for the published album. [more…]

Dec 272012
FOREDOFICO, CERMAA and ICONEA with the "Friends of the National Museum" foundation to produce a documentary film on the Making of Hurrian Song H.6.

In October 2012, ICONEA Director Richard Dumbrill visited Lebanon, initially to attend a conference in Beirut on Rituals in the Ancient Levant. The conference was cancelled following a bombing in the metropolis. Dumbrill seeked help from CERMAA/FOREDOFICO to produce a documentary film on the subject he had intended to give at the National Museum. The [more…]

Dec 222012

The proceedings (French, English and Arabic) of the November 2011 Brest (Brittany) Conference on Modality are available at The conference program is downloadable at or

Dec 072012

English NEMO-Online No 2 : Contribution theme. Research groups CERMAA, ICONEA and PLM have the pleasure of calling for papers for the second issue of NEMO on the theme of ‘Modality in all its forms’. All papers welcome including Occidental forms of modality and should respect editorial terms and conditions. Papers to be sent to [more…]

Dec 072012

English NEMO-Online Vol. 1 No. 1 is available CERMAA is delighted to inform you that the first issue, of Vol. 1 No. 1 (November 2012) is now available. It includes contributions of François Picard (France), Erik Marchand (France), Jacob Olley (Great Britain), Rosy Azar Beyhom (Lebanon), Markos Skoulios (Greece), Richard Dumbrill (Great Britain) et Amine [more…]

Jul 152012

Amine Beyhom of CERMAA and Richard Dumbrill of ICONEA presented papers on July 12-14 2012 Conference at the University of the Holy Spirit (USEK) at Kaslik Lebanon. Amine Beyhom spoke about the need for accurate definition in specific terms. Richard Dumbrill spoke of possible Near-Eastern origins of both maqam and Pythagorean systems in Bronze Age [more…]

Excerpts from Astrakan concert and workshop in Beirut

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Jun 062012
Excerpts from Astrakan concert and workshop in Beirut

Simone Alvez and Yann Gourvil’s Astrakan directing a workshop and performing in Beirut (see post   Listening to Astrakan in Beirut Kan al lagouterion 02 (master) 11 Barzh an Infern 03 (master) 11 An Dezertour-rvb 01 (master) 11 An daou gamerad fidel 03 (master) 11   Photo Gallery   Please visit Astrakan’s web site: [more…]