Friday, February 02, 2007

I want to be in AmerIIIca

If you missed the International Symposium on Latin American Choral Music, or just want to continue that latino groove, there is hope:

Sounds of Latin America: A Day of Papers and Performances

February 9, 2007
The John Jacob Niles Center for American Music Gallery
Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission free; no registration required.


8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00-10:15 Session 1: Brazil

Heidy Ximenes (Ph.D. student, University of Kentucky): “Blocos Afros: Musical and Cultural Adaptation in the Modern Carnival of Salvador”

Julie Hill (Assistant Professor, University of Tennesse, Martin): “The Percussion Music of Black Brazil: Social Transformation for the Women and Children of Salvador through Escola Didá”

10:15-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:45 Session 2: Brazil and Venezuela

Marshal Gaioso Pinto (Ph.D. student, University of Kentucky): “From the Holy Spirit Mass to the São José do Tocantins Credo: An Episode of Brazilian Colonial Music in the State of Goiás”

Laura Pita (Ph.D. student, University of Kentucky): “Nationalism and Virtuosity as Allusion in Teresa Carreño’s Piano Compositions”

12:00-1:00 Concert: Contemporary Music of Latin America

Music by Jose Juan Pablo Carreño, Antonio Estevez, Alberto Ginastera, Waldemar Henrique, Marlos Nobre, Astor Piazzola, Diego Vega, and Jose Maria Vitier, directed by César Leal (Ph.D. student, University of Kentucky)

2:00-3:15 Session 3: Guatemala and Peru

Nancy Clauter (Associate Professor, University of Kentucky): “The Guatemalan Chirimia: The Oboe of Conquest”

Ellen Leichtman (Eastern Kentucky University): “What’s in a name? The Bolivian huayño”

3:15-3:30 Coffee break

3:30-5:00 Session 4: The Rey M. Longyear Lecture

Dale A. Olsen (Distinguished Research Professor of Ethnomusicology, Florida State University): “Music and Shamanistic Healing among the Warao Indians of the Venezuelan Rainforest”

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