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A 90 minute, 4K, 7.1 surround sound eco-rockumentary concert of a day in the life of the Bosavi people and their rainforest home in Papua New Guinea, directed and produced by Steven Feld and based on recordings and images from 1976-2018. Produced in collaboration with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, and assembled with Skywalker Sound mixer Dennis Leonard, and filmmaker Jeremiah Richards. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening. Presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology., All ticket sales benefit the Bosavi Peoples Fund, advocating for social and environmental justice in one of the most remote parts of Papua New Guinea.

Albuquerque Museum of Natural History Dynatheatre, $10, 1:45p, Thursday November 15. Tickets available for purchase at the door. Please contact Regan Homeyer for additional details or questions: reganhomeyer@unm.edu.

The Cruelty of Jazz: Toward a Hemispheric Politics of Sound

Rooted in concepts of affect and Empire, this paper argues that jazz operated in various 20th century Latin American settings as a vital touchstone bearing the risks and benefits of urban modernization, hemispheric geopolitics, and transnational cultural production, “cruelly” echoing the United States’ cultural, political, and economic dominance in the hemisphere and beyond. 

Music from the Americas presents Versus 8

Percussion music in the Americas is one of the most exotic, visually attractive, and antique forms of expression since pre-hispanic times. Preserving, promoting and creating music for the percussion family of instruments is at the core of Versus 8’s mission through international collaboration with composers, performers, students, and cultural centers that contribute with their resources to the cycle of music, namely: creation, performance, and listening..

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A Collaborative program featuring both student and faulty from the departments of Music and Theatre & Dance.

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