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Chatham University will celebrate the Global Focus Year of West Africa at the Sounds of Africa Music Festival, Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3. Pauline Rovkah, professor of music and the festival director, has assembled Pittsburgh's finest music scholars and musicians for an incredible weekend of free events in the James Laughlin Music Hall. For more information contact Pauline Rovkah at 412-365-1676 or The festival will include discussions and performances by Pitt Department of Music faculty including Akin Euba, Eric Moe, and Roger Zahab, alumni Anicet Mundundu and members of Alia Musica Pittsburgh, and current graduate students Oyebade Dosunmu, Charles Lwanga, and Ayo Oluranti. Here is the...

Congratulations to Bell Yung, who has been invited, and agreed, to serve on the Board of Advisors for the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and attended a meeting at the Institute September 2-5, 2009.
William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room Beverley Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Music and Ethnomusicology Mike Madison, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh Damien Pwono, Executive Director of Global Initiative on Culture and Society, The Aspen Institute Andrew Weintraub, Associate Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh Bell Yung, Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, free Debashish Bhattacharya will give a lecture-demonstration on Indian slide guitar and tabla during the regularly scheduled world music class.
132 Music Building, free Anne Rasmussen, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, William and Mary College
Assistant professor of music and Humanities Center Fellow Adriana Helbig will discuss  Cathedral of Learning 526, free
December 5, 2009 - 8:00pm
132 Music Building Joseph Lam, Chair of the Department of Musicology, University of Michigan Co-sponsored by Asian Studies Center and the Department of Music For more information contact Dr. Katherine Carlitz, Asian Studies Center, Abstract

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