Master class by Prof. Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza, a leading African ethno-musicologist, and the Rana Jewish-Arab Women’s Choir.
Dr. Sylvia Antonia Nannyonga-Tamusuza is Associate Professor of Music and Head of Performing Arts and Film Department at Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. Nannyonga-Tamusuza is the Coordinator of the Ethnomusicology in Uganda Projects and Founder and Curator of the Makerere University Klaus Wachsmann Audio-Visual Archive.
Rana is a unique Jaffa-based choir made up of Muslim, Jewish and Christian women. The choir seeks to give space for women’s voices, and believes in the power of shared creation and song to foster intercultural dialogue and form deep human relationships. Together with the Rana Choir singers, Prof. Nannyonga-Tamusuza will lead a master class on lullabies from East Africa and the Middle East, forming a cross-continental cultural dialogue through the mother’s song to her child. In singing together, they express their sensibilities of shared lives and destinies, their hope for life and peace, and the range of feelings shared by all humankind.