Out of Bounds. Ethnography | Music | History

Harvard University Department of Music is delighted to present a conference in honor of G. Dordon Watts Professor Kay Kaufman Shelemay. Out of Bounds: Ethnography, History and Music, will take place  October 24-26, 2014 in the Music Building/Paine Hall on the Harvard University campus. The conference is free, but registration is recommended. For information and to pre-register, go to: http://www.music.fas.harvard.edu/out.html

Conference papers will be organized around the importance of history in ethnomusicology, collaborative ethnography, migration, music and memory, and the interrelationship between the cognitive and the musical. A keynote will be given by Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The conference also features a concert by Ethiopian pop sensation, Debo Band, an 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen.

Additional conference information is available at http://www.music.fas.harvard.edu/out.html/  To contact conference organizers, write musicdpt@fas.harvard.edu


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