Circuits of Style: Musical Interchange Between and Among Africa and the Americas, an Interdisciplinary Transnational Symposium and Workshop, will be held on April 16-17, 2004, at Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois, Urbana, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All sessions are free and open to K12 educators and the general and university communities. K12 educators may earn up to 9 CPDUs.
Calypso, Jazz, Son, Hip-Hop, and Rumba are among the many complex musical forms resulting from centuries of ongoing transatlantic exchange, back and forth, between and among Africa and the Americas. This symposium and its workshops connect comparative cases of musical practice in Africa and the Americas to define diasporas as multidirectional circuits of style.
Friday events: Keynote Address, "Sonic Portraits of Afro-Cuba Orichas:
Towards a Theology of Sound" by Katherine Hagedorne (Pomona College), followed by an Afro-Cuban Performance by Sancocho Music and Dance Collage (Indianapolis). Saturday events: Six paper presentations followed by two music/dance workshops (capoeira, Afro-Cuban drums and dance) and an Afro-Latin social dance party.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
201 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
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