Colloquium: The Worlds of Latin American Music in the 20th Century

WhenApril 18, 2017 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
WhereClassics Building, Room 110
Contact InformationCenter for Latin American Studies
Description“Latin American music” designates a current of diverse musical styles evolving over centuries, but is in fact a 20th-century invention. Coined by musicologists in the 1930s, it was boosted within and beyond Latin America by commercial recordings, folklore research, European nightlife, international diplomacy, and experimental composition. This colloquium features historians and musicologists who will shed light on unexplored transnational and global geographies of the musical signifier “Latin American music.”

9am Coffee and Introduction

9:30 Anaïs Fléchet – Université de Versailles Saint-­Quentin-­en-­Yvelines
“Latin American Music” at the Inter-­American Music Festivals

10:00 Joseph Maurer – Music, University of Chicago
Latin, Latino, Latin American: Music, People, and Categorization in the United States

10:30 Eleonor Gilburd – History, University of Chicago
Weary Sun. Tango in Soviet Russia

11-­11:15 Break

11:15 Hernán Vázquez – Universidad Nacional de Rosario and Instituto Nacional de Musicología (Argentina)
The Adventures of Latin American Music in the Sixties: Alberto Ginastera and Other Composers at the Buenos Aires’ Latin American Center for Advanced Musical Studies

11:45 Pablo Palomino – CLAS, University of Chicago
The Transnational Formation of Latin American Musicology

12:15–1pm Roundtable

The Colloquium is organized by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), with support from the Center for East European and Russian/ Eurasian Studies (CEERES), the History Department, and the Music Department.

Free and open to the public.

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CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Discussions
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