"Music and Moral Being in South and Central Asia"
Questions of music's relation to the moral being of those who make and hear it have occupied the minds of philosophers, theologians, bards, and ordinary listeners since classical antiquity. Richard Wolf will explore these questions in light of the lives, the poetry, and the music of bards and drummers of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The presentation is based on approximately 8 years of fieldwork in these countries, drawing texts and interviews in Persian, Tajik, Urdu, Tamil, Kota, and Wakhi languages.
Reception to follow.