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Sounds of Latin America

University of Kentucky, Lexington, 9 February 2007

The Division of Musicology of the University of Kentucky School of Music
is pleased to announce the following event:

Sounds of Latin America: A Day of Papers and Performances

February 9, 2007
The John Jacob Niles Center for American Music Gallery
Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission free; no registration required.


8:45-9:00      Opening Remarks

9:00-10:15     Session 1: Brazil

Heidy Ximenes (Ph.D. student, University of Kentucky): "Blocos Afros:
Musical and Cultural Adaptation in the Modern Carnival of Salvador"

Julie Hill (Assistant Professor, University of Tennesse, Martin): "The
Percussion Music of Black Brazil: Social Transformation for the Women and
Children of Salvador through Escola Didá"

10:15-10:30    Coffee break

10:30-11:45    Session 2: Brazil and Venezuela

Marshal Gaioso Pinto (Ph.D. student, University of Kentucky): "From the
Holy Spirit Mass to the São José do Tocantins Credo: An Episode of
Brazilian Colonial Music in the State of Goiás"

Laura Pita (Ph.D. student, University of Kentucky): "Nationalism and
Virtuosity as Allusion in Teresa Carreño^Òs Piano Compositions"

12:00-1:00   Concert: Contemporary Music of Latin America

Music by Jose Juan Pablo Carreño, Antonio Estevez, Alberto Ginastera,
Waldemar Henrique, Marlos Nobre, Astor Piazzola, Diego Vega, and Jose
Maria Vitier, directed by César Leal (Ph.D. student, University of

2:00-3:15 Session 3: Guatemala and Peru

Nancy Clauter (Associate Professor, University of Kentucky): "The
Guatemalan Chirimia: The Oboe of Conquest"

Ellen Leichtman (Eastern Kentucky University): "What's in a name? The
Bolivian huayño"

3:15-3:30 Coffee break

3:30-5:00 Session 4: The Rey M. Longyear Lecture

Dale A. Olsen (Distinguished Research Professor of Ethnomusicology,
Florida State University): "Music and Shamanistic Healing among the Warao
Indians of the Venezuelan Rainforest"

This event has been made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Katherine
Longyear and the late Dr. Rey M. Longyear.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Glixon at or +1-859-263-7937

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