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Archive for November, 2011

Dec 8th, Michael O’Toole

We are excited to host Michel O’Toole, Phd Candidate in the Music Department at the University of Chicago on December 8th, at 4:30 in Goodspeed Hall, room 205.  He will present a paper titled  ‘”This is my therapy”‘: Learning, Practicing, and Rehearsing at the ‘Berlin Conservatory for Turkish Music.’”

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please email Will Faber in advance at wfaber@uchicago.edu

 

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Nov 10th, Alisha Lola Jones and Rachel Adelstein

Please join us for Ethnoise! the Ethnomusicology Workshop on Thursday, November 10th, at 4:30 in Goodspeed Hall, Room 205 for presentations by University of Chicago graduate students Alisha Lola Jones and Rachel Adelstein.  They will dry-run papers prepared for the upcoming Society for Ethnomusicology/ Congress on Research in Dance Annual Meeting.

Alisha Lola Jones will present “Pole Dancing for Jesus: Gesture, Masculinity and the Circus of Sexual Ambiguity in Gospel Performance.”

Rachel Adelstein will present “City of Sisterly Love: The Women Cantors Network Conference As a Site Of Feminine Spirituality.”

We look forward to seeing you there.
Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please call Will Faber in advance at 773-987-5299.

 

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October 7th, Dr. Gerhard Kubik

Please join us for a specially scheduled Ethnoise! the Ethnomusicology Workshop on Monday, November 7th, at 4:30 in Regenstein Library, Room 264 for a presentation by Dr. Gerhard Kubik. He will discuss his current research on African and African-American musics and cultures.

Dr. Kubik is a cultural anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, and psychoanalyst. He is a professor of ethnology and African Studies at the Universities of Vienna and Klagenfurt, and also teaches at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. He is affiliated with the Oral Literature Research Programme, Chileka, Malawi, and is a permanent member of the Center for Black Music Research in Chicago and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, London.

Dr. Kubik has conducted extensive fieldwork throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas, including Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Venezuela, Brazil, and the United States. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Theory of African Music Vol 1 and 2 (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010), Africa and the Blues (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1999), and Tusona- Luchazi Iideographs: A Graphic Tradition of West-Central Africa (Wein: Lit-Verlag, 2006).

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November 3- Aaron Cohen

Please join us for Ethnoise! the Ethnomusicology Workshop on Thursday, November 3rd, at 4:30 in Goodspeed 205 for a presentation by Aaron Cohen entitled “Aretha Franlkin’s Amazing Grace.”

Aaron Cohen is the reviews editor of DownBeat and his articles have also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Oxford American and Rolling Stone. He received his master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies where his thesis was on the music and culture of the Garifuna people of Belize.

Aaron will speak about his new book about Aretha Franklin’s 1972 gospel album, Amazing Grace.   Along with discussing Franklin’s performance and the work of her musical colleagues, he will emphasize the album’s role in transforming gospel music, its part in the era’s cultural movements, as well as its lasting influence.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please call Will Faber in advance at 773-987-5299.

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