Researching Black Canadian musics / Black music cultures in Canada
Toronto, May 2003
CALL FOR PAPERS RESEARCHING BLACK CANADIAN MUSICS / BLACK MUSIC CULTURES IN CANADA May 1-3, 2003 York University, Toronto ON An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada, York University, Toronto. The Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada invites your participation in the first conference devoted to research on Black Canadian musics / Black music cultures in Canada. This conference will bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines, as well as musicians and community historians, to share research and build a foundation for Black Canadian music studies. We invite papers on all genres of Black music, including (but not limited to) spirituals, blues, reggae, calypso, steel pan, "high-life", soukous, mbaqanga, salsa, son, jazz, r & b, gospel, "classical", ragtime, musical theatre, country, soul, funk, dub, hip hop, dance, electronica and DJ culture. Possible themes include: Defining "Black Canadian musics" Histories of Black Canadian musics and musicians African American, Caribbean and African music/ians in Canada Canadian musics as Black diasporic musics Black Canadian music organizations Black activism, community radio, and independent labels Ethnicity, Class, Gender and Sexuality in Black Canadian musics Latin Canadian and Black francophone musics Black Canadian music/ians in literature, film, theatre, music video FLOW, WORD and the Black press The music industry and the Junos Black popular culture and club scenes Black Canadian music and the Canadian state Submit 2 copies of abstracts (250 words or less) and a brief biographical statement (1 pg. maximum) by December 2, 2002 to: Researching Black Canadian Musics 706 Atkinson College York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto ON M3J 1P3 Canada or e-mail Natasha Smith (email@example.com) and Leslie Sanders (firstname.lastname@example.org).