Music Tradition, and the Politics of Sound


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Zoom Meeting

When: Oct 10 2020 - 1:00pm until Oct 10 2020 - 2:30pm
Where: Zoom Meeting

This panel discussion is the fifth 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.

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Music Tradition, and the Politics of Sound

Chair, Christine Yano (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Anthropology, Professor)

  1. Andrew Weintraub (University of Pittsburgh, Professor). Art for the People: The Music of LEKRA, the Indonesian Instiutute of People's Culture.
  2. Ri Choi (Seoul National University, PhD candidate). Traditional Musics as the Transnational Field: Traditional Musicking by Koreans in Hawai‘i.
  3. Charlotte D'Evelyn (Skidmore College, Professor). Big Sounds from Small Places -- Music Cultures of Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia.

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

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