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We would like to invite you to a Book Presentation & Signing event for Dr. Alonso-Minutti’s co-edited collection of essays, Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives in Latin Americapublished by Oxford University Press earlier this year.

We are very excited to have the extraordinary opportunity to have the two co-editors, Alejandro L. Madrid (Professor, Cornell University), and Eduardo Herrera (Assistant Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), also present at the event, as well as a number of contributors who will be in town attending the national meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

After the presentation, please join us for a reception afterwards, sponsored by the Latin American and Iberian Institute.

Cuncordu Sas Bator Colonnas perform at Outpost

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.

Different Rivers: Sardinian Hill Country and the DIY Ethos of River of Gennargentu

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.

Decolonizing Strategies in Ethnomusicology, Teaching, and Performance

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.

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