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Prof. Ellen Gray on "Fado History, Fado Form" at BAM (12/03/11)

Event Start: 
Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Hillman Attic Studio

"Fado History, Fado Form"
Lila Ellen Gray
(Associate Professor of Music, Columbia University)
Part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival

Saturday, December 3, 2011
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Hillman Attic Studio
$10; $5 for Friends of BAM

Ethnomusicologist and author of Resounding History: Politics of the Soul in Lisbon’s Fado (forthcoming, Duke University Press), traces this form from its development in early 19th-century Lisbon to today as heard in Tudo Isto É Fado.

Tudo Isto É Fado is a two day fado festival, Dec. 2 and 3, 2011 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Regina Bendix: "Verbal Arts and the Senses" (Wed. Oct. 26)

Event Start: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 4:00pm
701C Dodge Hall, Center for Ethnomusicology

The Fall 2011 Ethnomusicology Colloquium presents:

Verbal Arts and the Senses: A Bricolage of Sources Expressing the Inexpressible

By Regina Bendix
Professor of European Ethnology,  the University of Göttingen, Germany

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia University)

The working of the senses in tandem with cognition facilitates the experience of pleasure and pain, fear and elation - but to what extent can (or should) this realm, situated between individual experience and social coding, be accessible to cultural research?

Free and open to the public.

Prof. Dwight Reynolds (UCSB): A Musical History of the Muwashshah - Oct. 21, 2011 at 4pm

Event Start: 
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Fall 2011 Department of Music Colloquium series presents:

A Musical History of the Muwashshah

By Dwight F. Reynolds
Professor of Religious Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara

Friday, October 21, 2011
4.00 - 6.00pm
Dodge Hall, 622

This presentation will focus on the musical history of the Muwashshah beginning with its first radical break with all previous Arab art music sometime around the 11th century, through several different historical changes, and finally looking at different regional styles from different parts of the contemporary Arab world.

Poster photo: L’Orchestre al-Brihi de Fes, a Moroccan Andalusian ensemble, from the Anthologie “Al-A?la” Musique.

Center for Ethnomusicology Report, Fall 2008


Prepared by : Ana María Ochoa

I. Fall 2008

1. Events

During the past semester the Center for Ethnomusicology organized a series of events, some in association with other Centers or Associations in the university. These included:

  • Chris Waterman, Dean , School of the Arts, UCLA (Center for Ethnomusicology Colloquium).
  • Denilson Lopes, Communication Studies, UFRJ, Brasil (Center for Ethnomusicology and CSER)
  • The New Evidence 1400-1800 Series and the Center for Ethnomusicology Colloquium co-organized talks by Jaime Lara (Chair of the program of Religion and the Arts at Yale Divinity Schoool) and José Pardo Tomás (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain). Special thanks to Giuseppe Gerbino and Susan Boynton for the co-organiztion of these talks.
  • Samuel Araujo, Vincenzo Cambria, Sinesio Jeferson Andrade Silva (Laboratorio de Etnomusicologia,UFRJ) presented at our new lunch-dialogues series.
  • A Master Class with Charles Marshall, Satsuma Biwa Performer, in association with the institute for Medieval Japanese Studies.
  • We also co-sponsored the Fifth Annual Guria Benefit which is hosted annually by Dimensions, the Barnard South Asian Students Association.

The following ensembles were active during the semester in conjunction with the MPP Program:

The Gagaku Ensemble, in association with the Japanese Program.
The Bluegrass Ensemble, Lion in the Grass.
The Brazilian Music Ensemble.

Special thanks to David Novak, Miho Walsh, Louise and Noriyuko Sasaki, Toby King, Adriano Santos and Ole Mathisen for all the work in the ensembles.

Besides this the Center for Ethnomusicology organized a video editing workshop and a grant writing workshop, both taught by Anna Stirr. Other workshops will continue in the Spring.

2. Congratulations, celebrations

Congratulations to Professor Chris Washburne for the publication of his book, Sounding Salsa with Temple University Press.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Keenan and Maurea Landies who received their Ph Ds this Fall.

Congratulations to Matt Sakakeeny who won the Charles Seeger Prize for the most distinguished student paper presented at SEM and Elizabeth Keenan for winning the Wong Tolbert Award for best student paper on the topic of women.

Congratulations to Ryan Skinner for publishing his first his first children's book: Sidikiba's Kora Lesson.

A warm welcome to Julian Albert Luker, son of Morgan Luker and Ruth Wikler-Luker who was born on December 3 at 1.13 am at Meriter hospital in  Madison, Wisconsin.  read more »

Ukrainian Wave Festival (multiple events)

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Ukrainian Wave Community Cultural Initiative, and the New York Bandura Ensemble present a first-time-ever series of folk music and dance encounters between the Ukrainian communities of western Canada and the eastern United States. At the invitation of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, its Ukrainian Wave Community Cultural Initiative, and the New York Bandura Ensemble, Ukrainian-Canadian dancer/folk dance scholar Andriy Nahachewsky and tsymbalist/prairie music scholar Brian Cherwick join New York Ukrainian artists and audiences for four October programs showcasing and exploring the music and dance traditions of the Ukrainian settlers of western Canada.  read more »

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