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.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

8-3-2008 8:00 AM

Subject - LCSH

Ethnomusicology; Music--Social aspects

End Date

8-3-2008 5:00 PM

Session

Social and Cultural Geographies

Genre/Form

Abstracts

Type

event

Geographic Coverage

South America

Rights

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.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Keywords

music, sense of place, regional differences, culture, South America

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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.