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Popular Musics of the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 14-16 July 2006

Call for Papers

International conference organised by Ian Biddle, Vanessa Knights and
 Mark Sabine 

To be hosted by School of Modern Languages & International Centre for Music Studies,
University of Newcastle in conjunction with the School of Modern Languages,
University of Nottingham and The Sage Gateshead.

Confirmed plenary speakers: 
*       Salwa El-Shawan Castelo Branco (Instituto de Etnomusicologia, Lisbon) 
*       Timothy Mitchell (A&M University, Texas) 
*       David Treece (King's College, University of London) 

Contributions are invited to the above conference which aims to bring together
scholars from all over the world, in any discipline, working on popular musics from
Hispanic and Lusophone communities worldwide (plus groups within those communities
who are not Spanish/Portuguese speakers).  The official languages of the conference
are English, Spanish and Portuguese.

We would be particularly interested in papers, panels and workshops on the following
themes, although these should not be taken as exclusive:

*       Diaspora, displacement, migration, transnationalism 
*       Identity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class etc.) 
*       Hybridity and transculturation 
*       Multi- and polyculturalism 
*       Mass media and modernity 
*       Indigenous and folk musics 
*       Tradition and authenticity 
*       Postmodern and Postcolonial approaches 
*       Global, national and local dynamics 
*       Genre and/or style studies 
*       History, memory and nostalgia 
*       Cultures of resistance 

Please contact the organisers if you have suggestions for performance-based

There will be an extensive programme of cultural events around the city of Newcastle
and Gateshead, organised in conjunction with Name and involving leading local arts
organisations such as Northern Stage and The Sage Gateshead.

Papers should be designed to last no more than 20 minutes. Please send an abstract of
no more than 200 words and any panel proposals to the conference administrator Sarah
Barber at: with the subject heading 'Popular Musics
Conference' by June 30, 2005.

Other enquiries should be directed to the conference organisers, Ian Biddle, Vanessa
Knights or Mark Sabine:
Conference website:
Festival website:
Supported by Newcastle Institute for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. 

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