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Sound and Circulation: Mobility and Obduracy in South African Electronic Music

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), 050 148 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

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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Academic, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Musicology, TIMARA, Music History, Politics, Sociology

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Ian MacMillen

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