Gregory Booth will lecture on "Three Historical Conjunctures in the Music of the Hindi Cinema: What is Musical/Cultural Change and How Does it Work?"
Gregory Booth is an expert on the music cultures of India, where he regularly conducts ethnographic and historical research. He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland in New Zealand and is the Associate Director of the New Zealand India Research Institute. As a leading scholar on the music and musicians of the Mumbai commercial cinema (Bollywood), classical Indian music, and Indian brass bands, Professor Booth speaks and publishes widely. His current research focuses on the Indian music and film industries and the role of technology and developments in Indian copyright law and practice.