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Documenting and Archiving Kurdish Heritage, part 4

Organisers: Dr Farangis Ghaderi (Exeter) and Dr Joanna Bochenska (Jagiellonian University)

Dengbejs' Performance as Inspiration for Modern Kurdish Theatre and Music

Event details

We are pleased to invite you to our next panel discussion entitled, 'Dengbejs' Performance as Inspiration for Modern Kurdish Theatre and Music' on 20 April 2021, 3 PM CET. 2pm BST

Dengbêjî and Return to Source: Discussions on Kurdish Theatre in Turkey
Dr Duygu Çelik

Miradê Kinê Among His Contemporaries: Recorded Music, Urbanisation, and Kemaçe Performance in the 1970s
Dr Argun Çakır

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If you have any questions please contact Dr Farangis Ghaderi

Duygu Çelik is an assistant professor at the department of Dramatic Writing, Fine Arts, Design and Architecture at Munzur University (Dersim/Tunceli, Turkey). She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Her master thesis was the first academic study on Modern Improvisational Theatre in Turkey. Her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Dengbêjî Tradition and Its Effects on Kurdish Theatre in Turkey'' is the first and the only PhD dissertation focusing on Kurdish Theatre in Turkey and is based on 5 years (2012-2017) of fieldwork in which she collected audio-video materials about dengbêjs and Kurdish theatre. She has taught dramaturgy and theatre history in different universities in Istanbul and has also worked as a dramaturg and director in different amateur and professional theatre groups.

Argun Çakır is an anthropologist and ethnomusicologist specialising on the peripatetic mode of subsistence with a geo-cultural focus on Kurdistan. For his PhD in Kurdish Studies (University of Exeter), he researched the socioeconomic transformation of peripatetic groups in the area around Mêrdîn (Mardin) in southeastern Turkey. His ethnomusicological work focuses on Kurdish sung oral literature and its performers, especially their role in Kurdish nation-building, and the kemaçe performance tradition around Mêrdîn. He currently works as a postdoctoral research assistant at the Department of Music, University of Bristol.