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Music around the Atlantic Rim, Cardiff University, 19 October 2013

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Joint conference hosted by

THE BRITISH FORUM FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY and THE AHRC RESEARCH NETWORKING PROJECT ‘ATLANTIC SOUNDS: SHIPS AND SAILORTOWNS’

Keynote speaker: Bob White (University of Montreal)
"Critical Encounters in the Black Atlantic"

Saturday 19th October, 2013 

in association with

THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

 

Registration
This conference is free-of-charge, but registration is essential.
Please email atlantic-sounds@open.ac.uk to reserve your place, as capacity is limited.


Conference Programme
(including travel details and accommodation)
Download programme (pdf)


Conference Committee:

Amanda Villepastour (Cardiff University), Catherine Tackley (The Open University), Graeme Milne (University of Liverpool), John Morgan O'Connell (Cardiff University)


This conference has been timed to precede WOMEX, which takes place in Cardiff, 23-27 October 2013. http://www.womex.com/realwomex/2013/cardiff.html

 

Theme: Music around the Atlantic Rim”

This conference will consider the relocation of peoples and exchanges of culture, music and ideas in relation to seafaring. We seek new approaches and theoretical frameworks for the circulation and exchange of ideas and materials related to music around the Atlantic rim specifically, and more generally, in trans-oceanic context and around large bodies of water. We invite innovative research about multi-directional movements of musicians, musical artefacts (including instruments and recordings), repertoires and ideas within populations of free and forced migrants, seafarers, and other travellers. Research about music making on ships and in ports is particularly welcome. We encourage an interrogation of existing theories of diaspora and call for new models of enquiry in a changing Atlantic world. Building on representations and critiques of “the Black Atlantic” and proposing new analytical models, this conference will also include research about European forms that traverse the Atlantic but do not usually default to the transatlantic rubric. In particular, we invite work on the “Green Atlantic”: the circa-Atlantic emigration of Celtic peoples and musics, as well as immigration patterns into Celtic sites. As well as inviting new research on past triangulated movements of people between Europe, Africa and the Americas, we seek fresh research about contemporary patterns of relocation and exchange due to changing political, economic and technological formations.

Sub-themes include:


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