Conference Announcement: Transatlantic Rhythms in Music, Song, and Dance

El Fandango by Samuel E. Chamberlain, 1847 (watercolor)Natives, Africans, Roma, and Europeans:
Transatlantic Rhythms in Music, Song, and Dance

Indígenas, africanos, roma y europeos:
Ritmos transatlánticos en música, canto y baile

An international conference in
Veracruz, Veracruz, México
11–13 Abril 2019

The Foundation for Iberian Music at the CUNY Graduate Center, partnering with the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California Riverside, and the Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura in Veracruz will convene an international conference on the circulation of transatlantic rhythms. We encourage all scholars in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, dance, theater, gender, race and ethnicity, diaspora, and immigration studies to submit proposals by spring of 2018. We will issue a formal call for papers in January.

This our third conference in a series on transatlantic musical legacies, after this year’s Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance at UC Riverside, and our inaugural conference at the Graduate Center in 2015, The Global Reach of the Fandango. (Selected papers are available from The Global Reach of the Fandango in English, from Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP), and in each paper’s original language, from Música oral del Sur. Selected papers from the UC Riverside zapateados conference are forthcoming in Spanish from Diagonal and in English from CSP.)


(Image: “El Fandangoe,” Samuel E. Chamberlain, 1847. In the collection of San Jacinto Museum of History.)