LASP Lunch Talk: Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific

  • Starts: 1:15 pm on Monday, March 21, 2016
  • Ends: 2:00 pm on Monday, March 21, 2016
Join us for a lunch discussion with Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology). Michael will discuss his forthcoming book, Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific. The book examines the feedback, interference, and overlap between different experiences of currulao music – as ritual sonority (“rites”), political resource (“rights”) and popular music (“rhythms”) – by tracking their historical emergence, development, and maintenance or abandonment as systems of meaning that frame musical sound at the present-day conjuncture of neoliberalism, cultural mobilization, and civil war in Colombia. RSVP to nadyarq@bu.edu. A faculty meeting will proceed the talk from 12:30 to 1:15 PM
Location:
Pardee School of Global Studies, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd floor (Eilts Room)
Link:
http://www.bu.edu/las/2016/02/11/rites-rights-and-rhythms-a-genealogy-of-musical-meaning-in-columbias-black-pacific-03-21-16/