January 11, 2024

Mediterranean Intangible Heritage Soundscape, UNIMED podcast available from January 22nd, 2024


On January 22nd, 2024 do not miss the first episode of Mediterranean Intangible Heritage Soundscape, a podcast produced by UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union.

From an idea of Prof. Paolo Scarnecchia, responsible for the UNIMED Music sector, the podcast is a journey in the Mediterranean Soundscape.

“Poking around the Mediterranean, this podcast gives voices to researchers, scholars, performers and artists who are digging through its rich intangible cultural heritage with music and poetry always in mind.” 

Paolo Scarnecchia, author of the Podcast, in each episode meets experts, performers and artists who will present the musical traditions, passed down from generation to generation, and influenced by migrations, history and people all along the centuries in the Mediterranean region. In this journey, we will also explore how this heritage continues to evolve nowadays.

The first episode will be available from January 22nd, 2024 on Spreaker.


Each month a new episode will be released.

Some episodes will be in English, some episodes will be in French. More information will follow.

About Paolo Scarnecchia

Responsible for the UNIMED music sector, Paolo Scarnecchia has taught History of Music and History of non-European Music in many Italian conservatories, and has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, the Suor Orsola Benincasa University Institute of Naples, and Sapienza University of Rome.

He counts an active participation in international conferences, in Italy and abroad, on the musical culture of the Mediterranean region and in particular of the Near East. He has directed festivals and international music festivals and collaborated with several magazines.

He never stopped writing for Il Giornale della Musica and producing radio programs, dealing nowadays mainly with Early Music.

Among his publications it is worth mentioning Popular music and cultured music – Enciclopedia del Mediterraneo, Jaca Book 2000 (also published in Spanish, French and Arabic).