Event Title

Evocation of place in music: travel observations from three regions of South America

Description

Using three examples gathered while traveling in South America, this presentation looks at the profound regional differences that characterize some of the music found on the continent. Looking at settlement history, geography and cultural diffusion, I will first review a number of factors that help us understand the style of music found in particular regions of Colombia and Brazil. Then, borrowing an example from central Chile, I will demonstrate through an interactive activity how musical styles affect the evocation of place.

Start Date

8-3-2008 8:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2008 5:00 PM

Subject - LCSH

Ethnomusicology; Music--Social aspects

Geographic Coverage

South America

Genre/Form

Abstracts

Session

Social and Cultural Geographies

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Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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Language

English

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Evocation of place in music: travel observations from three regions of South America

Using three examples gathered while traveling in South America, this presentation looks at the profound regional differences that characterize some of the music found on the continent. Looking at settlement history, geography and cultural diffusion, I will first review a number of factors that help us understand the style of music found in particular regions of Colombia and Brazil. Then, borrowing an example from central Chile, I will demonstrate through an interactive activity how musical styles affect the evocation of place.