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Invitation to an Online Lecture
Musicology Lecture Series
Dr. Evangelia Chaldæaki
(National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Ioannina, Department of Music Studies
“Turkish and Greek Folk Songs of the Late Ottoman Era: Popular Culture and Intercommunal Relations Through Musical Collections”
April 12, 2023 19:00 Istanbul + 3 GMT
As it is widely known, various musical genres immerged during the whole timespan of the Ottoman Empire, around the city centers and at the countryside areas. These genres were connected to the several ethno-religious groups of the Ottoman Empire’s population, as well as to the different aspects of their living, like daily life, religion, etc. This lecture will focus on the folk music of the Turkish-speaking and Greek-speaking population of the Empire. The data for this research, which is part of the speaker’s doctoral dissertation, were drawn from the respective musical collections that were created at the late Ottoman era (mid 19th to early 20th century). Interestingly enough, late Ottoman era was a time period when folk culture gained a lot of interest. After all, this was when the Ottoman Empire’s various ethnoreligious communities started forming national states, like Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia. At the same time the Ottoman state turned its interest to the Turkish folk and started shaping the Turkish national identity, by reason of establishing the sense of unity between the Turkish-speaking Muslim community. So, in pursuance of cultivating the people’s national identity, religion and folk culture were fully exploited in every case. Having all that in mind, this lecture will showcase the folk songs that were transcribed in the Turkish and Greek musical collections of the late Ottoman era. The presentation will demonstrate the musical collections studied and the folk songs that were detected in them, along with some issues that emerged around these data. Also, the lecture will present the conclusions that were drawn through this study, regarding the popular culture and the intercommunal relations of the Turkish-speaking and Greek-speaking Ottoman population.
Dr. Evangelia Chaldaeaki (Ptychio in Turkish Language, Philology and History, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – 2014; MA in Folklore Studies from the same University – 2017) received her doctorate from the Department of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2022 with a dissertation titled Folk music in the Turkish and Greek musical collections of late Ottoman era: Popular culture and intercommunal relations (in Greek). Today she is a port-doctoral researcher at the Department of Music Studies of the University of Ioannina, with the research titled “Turkish and Greek folk music in the Greek musical collections of late Ottoman era: Musical transnotations, commenting and modern performance”. She is an experienced researcher and has conducted extensive historical work through archival research, while at the same time being an active musician. Most of her work concerns archival research around her areas of studies, like Greek and Turkish music, culture and folklore. She holds a Diploma in Byzantine music, while she also teaches singing at the Center of Greek Music “Fivos Anogianakes” and takes part in concerts either as a soloist or with her choir “Fivos Anogianakes”. She has received several distinctions for her work. During the academic year 2015-2016 she was a scholar of the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fund (SYLFF) and between years 2019-2021 of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.). Her master thesis titled K. A. Psachos and his contribution to recording and studying Greek folk songs (in Greek) received the 2018 Kaftantzoglio Award. Also, it was published in 2017 as a monography from Edition Orpheus.