A talk by Dr. Gavin Steingo, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by the Conservatory's Ethnomusicology Program and the Department of Anthropology
On Dr. Steingo and his research: "In my work as an ethnomusicologist, I seek to understand musical practices and processes on a global level but from the perspective of the geopolitical South. I am particularly interested in the music of Africa and am currently completing a manuscript on kwaito, a genre of South Africa electronic music that emerged alongside the deracialization of apartheid policies in the early 1990s. In this book, I examine the relationship between musical praxis and “freedom” (broadly construed) and ask what types of political and aesthetic communities are possible in the twenty-first century."
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