Event Title

Regionalism in Contemporary Cuban Society and Music

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Drawing on over a decade of research conducted in various Cuban cities, Rebecca Bodenheimer will discuss regionalism in contemporary Cuban society and its manifestation in popular dance music. Her book Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba, examines the intersections of race and place in the performance of various musical genres, both popular and folkloric. While regionalism is a pervasive issue in Cuba, both historically and in the contemporary moment, it has gone largely unexplored in academic research on and off the island. However, regionalist antagonism is particularly apparent in Havana, which has been the destination of migrants from various provinces, especially from eastern Cuba.

About the Lecturer: Dr. Rebecca Bodenheimer is an ethnomusicologist and independent scholar who has conducted fieldwork in Cuba since 2004, examining the contemporary performance of rumba and a range of other Afro-Cuban folkloric and popular musical styles. Her book Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba was published in 2015 by the University Press of Mississippi. Dr. Bodenheimer received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-1-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

18-1-2017 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Contemporary Cuban society, Popular dance music, Regionalism

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Language

English

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video/mp4

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Regionalism in Contemporary Cuban Society and Music

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Drawing on over a decade of research conducted in various Cuban cities, Rebecca Bodenheimer will discuss regionalism in contemporary Cuban society and its manifestation in popular dance music. Her book Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba, examines the intersections of race and place in the performance of various musical genres, both popular and folkloric. While regionalism is a pervasive issue in Cuba, both historically and in the contemporary moment, it has gone largely unexplored in academic research on and off the island. However, regionalist antagonism is particularly apparent in Havana, which has been the destination of migrants from various provinces, especially from eastern Cuba.

About the Lecturer: Dr. Rebecca Bodenheimer is an ethnomusicologist and independent scholar who has conducted fieldwork in Cuba since 2004, examining the contemporary performance of rumba and a range of other Afro-Cuban folkloric and popular musical styles. Her book Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba was published in 2015 by the University Press of Mississippi. Dr. Bodenheimer received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010.