Music in 21st Century Society: Celebrating 6 Years of Lectures

We are sad to announce that the Lloyd Old and Constance Old Lecture series, Music in 21st Century Society, will no longer be continuing. Our final lecture was Richard Taruskin, who spoke in December 2016 on “The Many Dangers of Music.”


New Reviews of Book on Benet Casablancas

Last fall we announced an upcoming book on composer Benet Casablancas, who has collaborated with the Foundation for Iberian Music many times. The book is now out and we are delighted to report that it is receiving glowing reviews. 


PostClassical Ensemble Begins Residency at National Cathedral

Last summer the PostClassical Ensemble was appointed a residency at Washington’s National Cathedral, as one facet of cathedral music director Michael McCarthy’s goal of making the cathedral a center of community life, as cathedrals were in medieval Europe. The Ensemble recently gave their first official concert as a resident ensemble of the cathedral.


Collaboration with the 2018 NYC Flamenco Festival

The Foundation for Iberian Music is delighted to be a participant in the upcoming 2018 NYC Flamenco Festival.  We will be hosting a symposium with our resident flamencologist, K. Meira Goldberg, author of Flamenco on the Global Stage and the forthcoming Sonidos Negros.


US Premiere of Galician Bagpiper, Mercedes Peón

On December 8, Mercedes Peón will perform at Elebash Recital Hall as a part of the Graduate Center’s Live @ 365 series. This is the US premiere of this award winning multi-instrumentalist. Peón is a master bagpiper, singer, and percussionist. She has collaborated with musicians such as Xosé Manuel Budino, Manu Chao and Carlos Núñez, and the Guardian has called her “one of the Spanish music scene’s true originals.”


Conference Announcement: Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco

Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco

 An international conference to be held in New York at
the Graduate Center, CUNY, by The Foundation of Iberian Music
October 18 – 19, 2018

Celebrating the publication of Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco (Oxford University Press, 2018) by K. Meira Goldberg, The Foundation for Iberian Music at the CUNY Graduate Center is organizing an international conference on flamenco as embodying narratives of difference and Otherness. The conference details will be announced by spring, 2018.


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

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.


Gurumbé Screenings in NYC

The date of our Gurumbé film screening and flamenco performance is rapidly approaching and tickets are selling fast. Get tickets here for this special event, December 3rd.

Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories (Canciones de tu memoria negra) is a groundbreaking film that has been screening worldwide. It has been an official selection at more than ten US and international film festivals. Most recently, it screened at the Latin Cinema Festival in Minneapolis, and it is a part of the upcoming African Diaspora Film Festivals in Chicago and New York. Harvey Karten, the founder of New York Film Critics Online just reviewed the film, giving it four out of five stars.