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Yallah: Judeo-Arabic Music Workshop and Conference

Sunday 9th February 2020 - Monday 10th February 2020

£25 – £72

YALLAH: Learning Judeo-Arabic Music
February 9 & 10, 2020
Sunday registration from 9am
Monday registration from 9.30am
SOAS, Main building reception.


Jewish communities have lived, sung and spoken in Arabic for over a thousand years from Iraq to Morocco, and these histories have been intertwined with the political and social circumstances of the countries they lived in. Music navigates their deeply rooted belonging to these places, and represents a unique approach to dealing with layered and complex identities. From Mimouna to Bakkashot, the Jews of Arabic-speaking lands have developed a distinctive repertoire for celebration and mourning that sits proudly alongside the popular music of the Arab world.

The Jewish Music Institute is excited to launch an innovative two day Judeo-Arabic music workshop and conference in London. This program, which is a first in the UK, brings together an international group of experts for a two-day extravaganza to celebrate the richness of Judeo-Arabic music. JMI has prepared a line-up of international experts on Judeo-Arabic music for two full days of conferences and workshops which will culminate in a concert by a Judeo-Arabic music celebrity Haim Botbol of Morocco.

This event will be run in collaboration with SOAS and University of Cambridge.

Conference tickets:
Sunday & Monday: £72 | Early bird £62 – (including concert)
If you are not purchasing the 2-day ticket then you have to purchase the concert ticket with Haim Botbol on Sunday night additionally here: https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/haimbotbol2020

Sunday £40 | Early-bird £30 (excluding concert)
Monday £30 | Early-bird £25
Early Bird Prices close on 17 January 2020

*student rates 25% discount on full price – please email us for student verification process and discount code

Early Bird Prices close on 17 January 2020
Full Price after 17 January 2020

Concert tickets – if sold separately – will be sold on a dedicated page in our events section.
Students £10 | General Public £15 | Tickets on the door £20

Refund policy:
90% if cancelled before 1 January.
50% if cancelled after 1 January
25% if cancelled after 1 February


Sunday 9th February 2020
Monday 10th February 2020
£25 – £72


SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG
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