The Center for Ethnomusicology Colloquium Series Presents:
Monday Oct. 26, 2015
701C Dodge Hall (The Center for Ethnomusicology)
Free and Open to the Public
Carlos Sandroni was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1958. He studied Sociology and Political Sciences in the university of Rio, and guitar in private lessons. He did a doctorate in Musicology in France, at the Université de Tours. His dissertation (finished in 1997) was in the early history of samba, and it was published in Rio in 2001. The early history of Brazilian popular music (roughly, 1880-1940) remains a field of interest.
Sandroni came back to Brazil in 1997 and since then has taught Ethnomusicology at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife). The Brazilian Ethnomusicology Association was founded in 2001 and Sandroni was its first president (2001-2004). In 2004, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture hired him to work on the Brazilian nomination for the Intangible Cultural Heritage list of Unesco, samba-de-roda from Bahia. The nomination was accepted by Unesco. Since then he has developed a second important field of research: the impact of the public policies related to Intangible Cultural Heritage on popular musicians and dancers from Northeastern Brazil.
In 2007,Sandroni was a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2008, he was an Associate Researcher at the Center for Ethnomusicology Research in Paris.
Sandroni published an earlier book, on the Brazilian writer-musicologist Mário de Andrade and his work on public culture (São Paulo, 1988). He also co-edited two other volumes with colleagues: one about the samba de roda from Bahia (Brasília, 2007), and another about the public policies on intangible heritage (Recife, 2014).
He has published two collections of field recordings. One is a double CD on traditional music from Pernambuco and the neighbor state of Paraíba (Recife, 2005), and the other is a single CD on samba de roda music (Salvador, 2006).
As a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Sandroni published in 2014 the CD "Sem regresso."
His current projects are a collection of articles on the history of Brazilian popular music, and a book on the Intangible Heritage Policies in Brazil.