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Latin American Music Seminar
London, October 2001

Saturday 20th October 2001

The Library Building
The Institute of Latin American Studies
35 Tavistock Square, London WC1

The Latin American Music Seminar is a British forum for Latin American music
research which meets once or twice yearly. Please contact Henry Stobart
( if you would like to be included on the mailing list, or
if you wish to offer a presentation or to perform at a future seminar.


10.15am COFFEE

10.40   Welcome

10.45   Gabriela Maurino (Visiting Scholar, City University of New York)
The Rhythm in Astor Piazzolla Music

11.30   Jan Fairley (Fellow, Institute of Popular Music, University of
Liverpool) Are The Times A Changing? The Fate Of The Latin American
Singer-Songwriter in the 21st Century

12.15   Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway University of London)  Composition and
Decomposition: Music and Death in the Bolivian Andes

1.00pm  LUNCH (sandwiches provided)

2.15    John Cowley (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) Paris Biguine -
Cuba En Paris - London Is The Place For Me: West Indian Recordings in
France and Britain 1929-1951

3.0     Vanessa Knights (University of Newcastle)  Nostalgia and the
Negotiation of Dislocated Identities: Puerto Rican Boleros in New York

3.45    TEA and Informal music making including Peruvian coastal music
played by Andres Prado (guitar) and David Mortara (cajita).

We ask for a contribution of 3.50 pounds towards coffee, tea and lunch
(unless giving a paper).

Please send cheques, payable to Henry Stobart, to the address below by 17th


Henry Stobart
Department of Music
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX