Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Bachelor of Arts in Education
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This project explores the role that music plays in fostering cultural understanding and equity by discussing the sociopolitical implications of musical collaboration between Palestinian and Israeli musicians. In order to do this, the paper will dive into the history of the conflict between Palestine and Israel, detail instances of musical collaboration between Palestinian and Israeli musicians, show how music is helping to bridge the divide between these two cultures, and examine the intentions and consequences of such collaborations as they relate to music, politics, and society. The purpose of this project is to investigate the ways that music can affect change on an individual level, leading to greater progress on a larger scale.
Dr. Brooks Toliver
Dr. Marie Bucoy-Calavan
Juan Eduardo Contreras Barberena
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Marc Reed
Abukamail, Sophia, "Furthering Cultural Understanding Through Music" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1407.
Cover sheet with faculty committee signatures.
Abukamail_Signatures_Complete.pdf (571 kB)
Final signature page
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Ethnomusicology Commons, Islamic World and Near East History Commons, Music Education Commons, Musicology Commons, Political History Commons