Presented in collaboration with The Blue Castle
MUN doctoral student and Trudeau fellow, Leila Qashu will discuss Ateetee, a musical conflict resolution ritual undertaken by Arsi Oromo women in Ethiopia. Although these women are excluded from many male spaces, activities and political decisions, they secure and assert their power by creating their own social spaces and by interacting with the male social order through such media as musical conflict resolution rituals. Leila will explain the ritual through stories, musical, video and pictorial examples from her fieldwork.
Leila Qashu is a doctoral candidate in Ethnomusicology at MUN. She has studied and worked in Canada, Africa and Europe. Outside her studies, Leila plays viola in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm
Location: The Ship (265 Duckworth Street)