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Passionate music from a hot country: a musical visit to Iraq-Kurdistan

23 August 2016

The British Library's World and Traditional Music section supported ethnomusicologist, Rolf Killius, on a field trip to record music in Iraq-Kurdistan over June/July 2016. This is his report. Rugged Mountains in Kurdistan. Photo Rolf Killius, 2016 It is hot. No,...

Passionate music from a hot country: a musical visit to Iraq-Kurdistan

23 August 2016

The British Library's World and Traditional Music section supported ethnomusicologist, Rolf Killius, on a field trip to record music in Iraq-Kurdistan over June/July 2016. This is his report. Rugged Mountains in Kurdistan. Photo Rolf Killius, 2016 It is hot. No,...

New Gods and Old

23 August 2016

In some ways, the “discovery” of America opened the mental horizons of Europeans: Montaigne’s essay “On Cannibals” (1580) was a landmark in relativism. In others, the discoveries confirmed what Europeans had long thought but not actually been able to prove....

Last chance to see Shakespeare in Ten Acts

23 August 2016

There are just two weeks left to see our exhibition Shakespeare in Ten Acts which must close on the 6th of September. If you haven’t yet got round to seeing it, here’s why you don’t want to miss out on...

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