The French Embassy, in association with the Cultural Club in Qurum, organised the Maho Sebiane’s lecture on “Between Africa and Arabia: from the historical relationships to the musical heritage of the Sultanate of Oman” on April 23rd.
Maho Sebiane, a French ethnomusicologist, intended to show how the Sultanate of Oman’s commercial expansion between the XVIIth and the XIXth centuries contributed to the implementation of an important cultural and human exchanges network. Nowadays, the musical traditions of most of the country suggest the existence of a cultural cross-fertilization process recounting this history open on the world.
HE Malika Berak and HE Salim Al Mahruqi, Undersecretary of Heritage Affairs, Ministry of Heritage and Culture attended the conference.
It was followed by a traditional music show, much appreciated by the public.
Maho Sebiane is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology in the department of ethnology and compared sociology at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre. His research work is based on fieldwork in the Arab Gulf area particularly the UAE and the Sultanate.