Department of Music

The Sounds of the Guitar: A Global Crossroads
Leeds, November 2004

PopuLUs, The Centre for the Study of the World's Popular Musics, presents

The Sounds of the Guitar: A Global Crossroads
An international conference celebrating the culture of the guitar in
theory and practice

School of Music, University of Leeds, UK
Friday and Saturday, November 26th and 27th, 2004

Day One: Live performances  Day Two: Papers
Participants include: Deena Weinstein (author, Heavy Metal: A Cultural Sociology),
John Etheridge (concert and masterclass), keynotes by Andy Bennett and Kevin Dawe
(co-editors, Guitar Cultures), Bill Nelson (live interview with Simon Warner,
director, PopuLUs), the James Birkett/Rod Sinclair Jazz Guitar Duo (performance), Kit
Holmes (ex-Dark Lantern) (performance)
Paper topics include: Van Halen, Kenyan benga, the Mothers of Invention, South
African maskanda, Charlie Christian, the Cuban tres, John Fahey, songwriting and
More info:
Conference/booking enquiries:
School of Music:
   Please note: Programme subject to change without notice
Simon Warner
Senior Teaching Fellow
BA Popular and World Musics
School of Music
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
Tel: ++44 (0)113 343 8235
Fax: ++44 (0)113 343 2586
E mail:

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