University of Pittsburgh

Music and Cultural Rights Symposium and Book Launch

December 4, 2009 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Free

You are invited to a book-launch celebration and symposium for Music and Cultural Rights (University of Illinois Press, 2009), co-edited by Andrew Weintraub and Bell Yung, on Friday December 4, 2pm to 6pm, in the Kurtzman Room of the Student Union. There will be talks, food, drinks, and music, and copies of the book will be available for examination and purchase. The featured speaker will be Dr. Beverley Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology and Director of the Research Centre for Music, Media and Place at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Other speakers include Professor Mike Madison of the Pitt Law School, Pitt alumnus and Executive Director of the Global Initiative on Culture and Society, The Aspen Institute, Damien Pwono, and the two co-editors, both faculty at Pitt. The book chapters are case studies that focus on Brazil, China, United States (Hawaii and the Smithsonian), Peru, the Philippines, Tibet, and Ukraine, while the symposium will continue the dialogue that involve Indigenous Culture, popular music, Indonesia and Malaysia, and Culture and Security. Check into the Music and Cultural Rights Web site for further information. Please join us for stimulating discussion along with good food and exciting music.

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