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.”

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.


For more information, please contact Claudia at cgiribaldi@uchicago.edu.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Discussions
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