Department of Music

Society for Ethnomusicology, Northeast Chapter
Middletown, CT, April 2004


The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce the
program for our upcoming annual meeting, which will be held at Russell House,
Wesleyan University on April 17, 2004.

Colleagues, friends, and devotees of ethnomusicology are invited to attend what
promises to be a stimulating meeting featuring paper sessions and our keynote
speaker, Martin Stokes.

Please plan to attend! Consult the NECSEM website
( for any updates.

8:00-8:30 a.m.  Registration, coffee, tea and doughnuts

8:30-10:30 a.m.  Panel One: 
Kera M. Washington, Brown University "Reconstructing Haitian Identity Through The
Music and Dance of Emerante de Pradines Mor" 

Lisa Feder, Cornell University "Beyond Race: Black Identity (?) in Brazilian Music" 

Wayne Marshall, University of Wisconsin-Madison "'It Always Happens': Forgetting,
Maintaining, and Belonging in Boston's Reggae Scene" 

Gavin Steingo, New England Conservatory of Music "Living Spaces/Lived in
Spaces: Music in the Milano Night Club Scene During Men's Fashion Week, June 2003" 

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break 

10:45-12:45 a.m. Panel Two: 
Anne Elise Thomas, Brown University "Curriculum, Canon and Creativity: Youth and Arab
Music Transmission in Cairo " 

Robert Labaree, New England Conservatory of Music  "The Fixed and the Open in Early
20th Century Turkish Makam Recordings" 

Duncan Vinson, Brown University "The tension between professionalism and amateurism
among singers in a Rhode Island chorus" 

Douglass Dineen, Wesleyan University "The Solkattu Diaspora" 

12:45-2:00 p.m. Lunch 

2:00-2:45 p.m. Annual Business Meeting 

2:45-3:00 p.m. Break 

3:00-4:15 p.m. Keynote Address: Martin Stokes, University of Chicago "Sentimentalism
as Cross-Cultural Category" 

4:15-4:30 p.m. Break 

4:30-6:30 p.m. Panel Three 
Trisha Maust-Blosser, Cooperstown Graduate Program, History Museum Studies "Playing
in Barns and Ballrooms:  The Music Of Clarence Lockwood of Saratoga County, New York,
Circa 1900" 

Nicholas Hockin, Wesleyan University "Tradition: An inquiry into its meanings and
uses in ethnomusicological studies on African music" 

Chris Miller, Wesleyan University "'Radical Traditionalism': Reconfigured Connections
between the Experimental and the Traditional in East Asian Music" 

Jane Ferguson, Cornell University "Cosmopolitan Country: Language, Regionalism, and
the Aesthetics of Bluegrass Music in Northern Thailand" 

6:30 Short performance presentation in Russell House (tentative)

NECSEM Chapter Officers
Jerry Cadden, Steve Pixley, Lisa Lawson Burke, Susan Asai