Africa Remix: Producing and Presenting African Musics Abroad

**UPDATE** Due to the impending blizzard, the evening concert with Debo Band has been rescheduled for later in the term (details to be announced.) The daytime conference will commence as planned, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar Conference Organized by “African Musics Abroad”

CONFERENCE
8:30am, Thompson Room, Barker Center

Welcome, 8:30am
Homi K. Bhabha, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

Producing Global Sounds, 9am
Chief Boima, “Africa is a Country"
José da Silva , LUSAFRICA
Ben Herson, Nomadic Wax
Chair: Patricia J. Tang, MIT

Shaping Local Reception, 11am
Maure Aronson, World Music/CRASHarts
Jacob Edgar , Cumbancha
Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide
Russ Gershon, Either/Orchestra
Chair: Carla D. Martin, Harvard University

Collaboration or Appropriation?: Issues in Remixing African Styles, 2pm
Sarah Hankins, Harvard University
Sharon Kivenko , Harvard University
Warrick Moses, Harvard University
Chair: Wayne Marshall, Harvard University

Keynote Address, 4pm
Francis Falceto, Free-lance editor and author
“éthiopiques vs. ethioSonic: Sense and Nonsense in Musical Globalization”
Chair: Kay K. Shelemay, Harvard University

CONCERT AND DISCUSSION
8pm, Lowell Hall

Discussion: Remixing Ethiopian Music
Danny Mekonnen, Debo Band
Chair: Kay K. Shelemay, Harvard University

Concert by Debo Band

Concert is free, but tickets are required. Free tickets available Friday, January 25, 2013 at Harvard Box Office, 617-496-2222.

Cosponsored with the Department of Music, Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, Department of African and African American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Committee on African Studies, and the Office for the Arts at Harvard.

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