Bryant International Forum: Sounds Around the Silk Road

Dr. Joan Zaretti

Lecturer in the English and Cultural Studies Department

Bryant University


Just like ideas, goods and people, music was one of the many things that was distributed accross the Chinese Silk Road. Music and chants were used by many religions such as Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. As members of each community shared and appreciated each others music, styles began to blend and inspire new styles of music. 

Dr. Joan Zaretti will address the following topics at the seminar:

· Musical instruments and repertoire, music techniques, and musical ideas from areas along the Silk Road.

· The various aesthetics in music.

· How context plays a part in musical exchange.

Joan Zaretti is a lecturer at Bryant University where she teaches world music, creativity and the arts, and anthropology courses as well as developed a world music workshop series for K-12 teachers. Zaretti received her Doctorate and Master of Arts in ethnomusicology from Indiana University, Bloomington and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to her work in Rhode Island, she was manager of Secondary School and World Music Programs at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her work included developing Global Encounters, a world music education program geared to high school social studies and music classes, writing curriculum and conducting professional development workshops for teachers.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Colleen Balk 

Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Bello Center Grand Hall

Event Type

Information Session, Academic


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