Ethnomusicology and the Dynamics of Cultural Interchange, Part 1


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Zoom Meeting

When: Jun 10 2020 - 1:00pm until Jun 10 2020 - 2:30pm

This panel discussion is the first in the 2020 Barbara B. Smith Webinar Series which runs June-December 2020 and is free and open to the public. This series of monthly Zoom meetings, held on the 10th of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 PM HST, celebrates the 100th birthday of Barbara B. Smith, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa ethnomusicologist and professor emerita. In each of the seven panels, Professor Smith’s former students will give live-streamed presentations on current research. Their research presentations represent the work of thousands of people taught and inspired by Professor Smith. She will attend the webinars from her home in Honolulu.

Ethnomusicology and the Dynamics of Cultural Interchange, Part 1

Chair, Ricardo D. Trimillos (University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Professor Emeritus).

1. David Gere (University of California Los Angeles, Professor). An Ethnomusicologist Embraces Arts Activism.

2. Henry Spiller (University of California Davis, Professor). Between Two Worlds: Jaap Kunst, R.M.A. Kusumadinata, and Theories of the Genesis of Sundanese Scales and Modes.

3. Nancy Guy (University of California San Diego, Professor). Child Prodigies as Cultural Ambassadors: Western Art Music and Foreign Relations in Mid-20th Century Taiwan.


Cosponsored by the UHM Music Department, East-West Center, and the PAʻI Foundation.

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