University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Kofi J. S. Gbolonyo (PhD 2009) is an Assistant Professor of Music (in ethnomusicology) and the director of the African Ensemble at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

April 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tes Slominski will present a lecture titled “Doin’ Queer Time with Meg and Cris: Irony and Affect in Present-Day Reception of Women’s Music.”

On April 4-6, 2014, the University of Pittsburgh will host the second of two conferences that constitute the Voices of Asian Modernities Project (VAMP), a consortium between the University of Pittsburgh, Leiden University, and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).  The aim of the conference is to properly historicize the artistic sounds, lyr

March 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

Louise Meintjes (Duke University) will give a lecture titled “The Crossing: World Music and Zulu Ngoma at Home.” Meintjes is Associate Professor of Music at Duke University. Her research focuses on the politics of music production, the intersection of song and dance, voice, the arts, and human rights.

Co-sponsored by African Studies Program

April 5, 2014 - 8:00pm

“Her crystal clear voice arched superbly above rhythms that coursed through the evening of fascinating, newly revealed music”

– Los Angeles Times

Announcing a call for proposals for a Pre-conference Symposium on Music and Labor. This symposium will take place in conjunction with the Society for Ethnomusicology 2014 Annual Meeting taking place in Pittsburgh.

Charles Lwanga’s (PhD 2012) article “Bridging Ethnomusicology and Composition in the First Movement of Justinian Tamusuza’s String Quartet Mu Kkubo Ery’Omusaalaba" was published in the latest issue of Analytical Approaches to World Music.

Voices of Asian Modernities: Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Asian Popular Music of the 20th Century, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 4-6, 2014

Location: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

November 19, 2013 - 9:30am

Carol Silverman, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, will give a lecture titled “Global Gypsy: Balkan Romani Music, Representation and Appropriation.”

October 17, 2013 - 2:00pm

Ryan Skinner, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Ohio State University, will give a lecture titled “Music as Biopolitical Culture in Contemporary Mali.” 

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