Saving Cultural Heritage; The Music of the Past with Jez Smith.
Thursday 19th September 7pm – 8.30pm
Musician and researcher Jez Smith will give a combined talk and demonstration looking at ancient musical traditions and how they are being brought into the modern age. Using traditional Swedish music as a case study, Jez will examine how musical cultural heritage has been saved from extinction and how it is being nurtured and continued into modern times. Jez will also give a performance and demonstration of some of these instruments and musical traditions.
There will be a collection for the Saami Council during this talk, an organisation that works to support and maintain the cultural, political, economic and social rights of the Saami in Sweden, Norway, Russia, and Finland.