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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.

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..

A Day in the Life of the Bosavi People

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.

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