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World Music Ensemble concert with Randy Weston

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Please note: this event is at capacity

Jazz legend Randy Weston visits Brown University for a concert with Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng and the World Music Ensemble. While Randy Weston began his career performing the modern jazz style of his contemporaries in the 1950’s, Weston made a unique and lasting imprint on the history of jazz with his connection of American and African music. This concert features performances by Weston on piano in duet with percussionist Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng and with the Brown University World Music Ensemble.

In Search of a National Sound: Baaksimba in Ugandan Mainstream Popular Music featuring Krystal Klingenberg, PhD Candidate of Ethnomusicology at Harvard University

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Krystal Klingenberg is a PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University. She received her BA in Anthropology and African Studies from Princeton University. Her in-development dissertation is on the creation and distribution of Ugandan popular music, at home in Uganda and abroad. It tackles questions of national identity in music, the status of copyright in Uganda today, and the growth of the Ugandan music industry. Krystal’s interests include African music, African American music, popular music, digital media, pedagogy, and social justice.

Concert: Pa'lo Monte

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium

A concert by urban roots music group Pa'lo Monte. Open to the public. Pa'lo Monte fuses the traditional African-rooted rhythms of the Dominican Republic with contemporary musical styles for a unique and original sound. Co-presented by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Ethnomusicology Colloquium: Maureen Mahon

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

The Department of Music welcomes Professor Maureen Mahon of New York University to our Ethnomusicology Colloquium Series.

The subject of the talk is "Tina Turner’s Turn: Gender, Race, Genre, and the Queen of Rock." Vocalist Tina Turner made strategic decisions about musical repertoire and performance style that allowed her to navigate the gender, race, and genre restrictions that governed popular music. Ultimately, this enabled her to leave behind the economically marginalized genre of rhythm and blues and become the “The Queen of Rock” in the 1980s.

Voicing Cuba’s Transnational Turn

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Join the Music Department for "Voicing Cuba's Transnational Turn", an Ethnomusicology colloquium featuring guest speaker Susan Thomas, Associate Professor of Musicology & Women's Studies at the University of Georgia!

Free & open to the public

 


 

Musicians, Mummers, and Divas: Gendered Folkloric Performance and Competing Modalities of Femininity in Postsocialist Bulgaria

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Join the Department of Music as we welcome Donna Buchanan, Associate Professor of Musicology & Anthropology from the University of Illinois School of Music for "Musicians, Mummers, & Divas: Gendered Folkloric Performance and Competing Modalities of Femininity in Postsocialist Bulgaria".

Free & open to the public

Soundscapes, Sound Archives, and the Sounded City

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Join the Department of Music as we welcome Alejandro Madrid, Associate Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Cornell University and Visiting Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Harvard University, for a colloquium entilted, "Soundscapes, Sound Archives, and the Sounded City".

 

Free & open to the public

Rhythm, Meter, and Melody in Persian Sung Poetry

Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Ethnomusicologists are commonly engaged with several modes of theorizing, perhaps including (1) those of the performers who have taught or spoken with us in the course of our fieldwork; (2) those we became familiar with early in life; (3) innovative work by our contemporaries in various fields of inquiry; and (4) older traditions of theorizing we come to recognize as relevant to our research interests. This talk considers issues that arise in drawing on such diverse modes of theorizing in analysis of Persian sung poetry.

Evan Rapport Colloquium

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Join the Brown University Music Department as we welcome colloquium speaker Evan Rapport, an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Eugene Lang College: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC.

 

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