Ethnomusicology Takes Pittsburgh by Storm

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Just yesterday, I exited the whirlwind that is the Society for Ethnomusicology’s annual conference, held in Pittsburgh, PA. With what little of my brain that still remains, I’ll give you a few of my reflections on the experience.  Continue reading

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In Discipline: Talks from the European Side

As a new graduate student, I’m taking a course on the intellectual history of ethnomusicology this quarter. At least twice in our discussions, classmates have expressed curiosity about what ethno looks like outside of the States. I’m honored and excited to be a part of the In Discipline project, which offers answers to that very question. This week, I’d like to introduce you to Llorián García Flórez, an ethnomusicology doctoral student at the University of Oviedo, Spain, and invite you to hear his perspective on the field.

-Liza

Bouzuki player Elías García playing with his folk/celtic band Tuenda, from Asturias, Spain. In the picture we can see Tuenda playing  in the fiestas of Melardi, Asturias, this last August (2014). The people dancing are a mix of local inhabitants and young visitors linked to the Asturian music revival. (photo by Llorián García Flórez)

Bouzuki player Elías García playing with his folk/celtic band Tuenda, from Asturias, Spain. In the picture we can see Tuenda playing in the fiestas of Melardi, Asturias, this last August (2014). The people dancing are a mix of local inhabitants and young visitors linked to the Asturian music revival.
(photo by Llorián García Flórez)

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