On January 11th, 2018, both Susan Kempter and Laurie Lopez were recognized by the New Mexico chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Susan was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments in the local, national, and international string community, and Laurie was award the Hats Off! award for her administrative work in the UNM string Lab School.
Sas Bator Colonnas is a multipart singing group from the Scano di Montiferro, a mountainous region in central Sardinia, Italy. Antioco Milia, Antonio Carboni, Stefano Desogos and Francesco Fodde started singing together in 2002, carrying on the vernacularmultipart singing practice, one of the most representative cultural forms of their village and their island, which is performed by four male singers and called cuncordu.
In the summer of 2014, the Bluesman “River of Gennargentu” released, on his SoundCloud page, three songs of hill country blues, sung in English and played with a technique like those of historical Delta blues artists, recorded in low-quality sound. Within a few months, the web page collected dozens of comments from users who were amazed by this new “discovery” and demanded the real artist’s origin, as-yet-not-specified.
Perspectives from the US Southwest and Latin America featuring performances by J.D. Robb Trust. This symposium consists of an initial roundtable centered on decolonizing strategies in ethnomusicology followed by two shorter sessions: the ﬁrst focusing on decolonizing pedagogies and the second on performance and activism.