You may have experienced a temporary loss of connexion to the CERMAA website in the previous few days (from September 12 to September 18 2019). This resulted from the migration of the site by our webservices provider, which necessitated the upgrading of some of its components. We apologize to the website visitors for the possible [more…]
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…]
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…]
The proceedings (French, English and Arabic) of the November 2011 Brest (Brittany) Conference on Modality are available at http://www.drom-kba.eu/IMG/pdf/actesdrom.pdf. The conference program is downloadable at http://www.drom-kba.eu/IMG/pdf/programmecolloque.pdf or http://www.drom-kba.eu/IMG/pdf/conference-program.pdf.
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…]
CERMAA welcomed recently Jean During, a senior researcher at CNRS – France. Jean During led three interviews on June 03 2012 with renowned Lebanese music teachers and musicians Imane Homsy (qanun), Joseph Loueizeh (teacher of singing and numerous other activities – member of CERMAA and founding member of FOREDOFICO) and Saad Saab (`ud teacher and [more…]
CERMAA co-organises in Brest (Brittany – France) in November 2011 a Conference on “Modality – A Bridge Between East and West” with DROM. Amine Beyhom will read a pre-Conference paper on General Modality, while Erik Marchand will explain, on this occasion, the Modal aspects of Brittany Music. Amine Beyhom will also read a paper on [more…]