Topics in Ethnomusicology. Spring 2010: Imagining Africa Musically: This seminar considers ways in which scholars write about and imagine the African continent through the lens of musical performance. We will consider a range of writings about Africa as a continent, regionally, and nationally, including north Africa and the Maghreb through series of themes including: diaspora, cosmopolitanism, gender, spirituality, and as world music. This is a reading and listening intensive seminar.
organized by Mary Channen Caldwell and Mauro Calcagno, will take place in the sixth-floor Orrery Pavilion in Van Pelt Library, showcasing an array of professional and international musicians, performing not only gems from standard concert repertoires, but also premiering works found only in the wealth of materials held in the Kislak Center's collection.