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Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (NECSEM)

2017 Annual Meeting

Friday, March 17 – Saturday, March 18


Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

Mahaney Center for the Arts (MCA)

72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury, VT 05753


Sponsored by the Department of Music, the Mahaney Center for the Arts,

the Academic Enrichment Fund, and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research


Local Arrangements Chaired by Damascus Kafumbe


Friday, March 17

8:00 p.m. Free Hindustaini music concert by award winning Indian classical music

                  combo Veena & Devesh Chandra

     Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall (Second Floor)


Saturday, March 17 

9:00-10:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast (MCA Lower Lobby)

10:00 a.m.-Noon First Paper Sessions

Session 1A: South American Soundscapes (MCA 221 - Second Floor)


10:00-10:30     The Sounds of the Aguante: Singing and Listening in the Affective

                        Violence of Argentine Soccer Supporters

                        Luis Achondo, Brown University

10:30-11:00    Voices in the Rainforest: Memory, Martyrdom, and the Embattled

                       Soundscapes of the Brazilian Amazon

                        Darien Lamen, Bowdoin College

11:00-11:30     Reworking the Brasilidade Narrative: Dekassegui, Música Sertaneja, and

                        the Identity Performance in the Japanese Brazilian Expatriate Community

Junko Oba, Hampshire College

11:30-12:00     Cultural and Environmental Sustainability in Florianopolis, Brazil

                        Jamie Corbett, Brown University 


Session 1B: Musical Identities in Production (MCA 125 - First Floor)


10:00-10:30     “Dead Media" and the Concept of Canon in the Archive of Georgian Folk


                        Brian Fairley, Wesleyan University


10:30-11:00     Hidden Transcripts, Production Strategies, and the Blues in the Music of

                        the Eyo'nle Brass Band of Benin

Sarah Politz, Harvard University

11:00-11:30     Singing Like a State: Music, Modernity, and the Projection of an Aurally

                        Intelligible Cambodia in the Films of King-Father Norodom Sihanouk,


                        Emily Howe, Boston University

11:30-12:00     Professionalism of Performing Musicians in Burlington, VT: A Discussion

                        of Art, Artistry, and Capitalism

Adam Sullivan’16, University of Vermont


Noon-100 p.m. Lunch (MCA Lower Lobby)

1:00-1:25 p.m. Student Concerns Meeting (MCA 125 - First Floor)

1:30-2:25 p.m. Business Meeting (MCA 125 - First Floor)

2:30-4:30 p.m. Second Paper Sessions

Session 2A: Music in Theoretical Context (MCA 221 - Second Floor)


2:30-3:00         Rhythmic Treatment of the Tasnif in the Qajar and Pahlavi Period:

                        Changing Sensibilities and Conventions in 20th Century Classical Persian


Payam Yousefi, Harvard University

3:00-3:30         Keith Jarrett’s 1975 Köln Concert: African, European, and South Asian

                        Musical Syncretism in American Jazz

Jack Herscowitz ’20, Middlebury College

3:30-4:00         “We’ve Got Harmony, Too!”: Reclaiming Music Theory, Performing


Rujing Huang, Harvard University

4:00-4:30         Kwekwe Nisuo: Towards an Ethnographically Informed Theory of

                        Ashanti Kete Drumming

                        Ben Paulding, Tufts University


Session 2B: Movements and Movements (MCA 125 - First Floor)


2:30-3:00         The Rise and Fall of Dansuomu: A Discussion of Nkrumah’s Ban on

                        Cultural Repertoire and the Musical Resistance of the Ashanti People

Harriet Barnes-Duke, Tufts University

3:00-3:30         Branching Streams Flow: Bharatanatyam Drumming

Douglass Fugan Dineen, Boston College

3:30-4:00       “We Gon' Be Alright”: Mental Health and the Blues in Kendrick Lamar's

                        To Pimp A Butterfly

                        Sayeed Joseph, Skidmore College

4:00-4:30         “I am that I am… Yankunkun”: Maroon Music and Dance in Jamaica

                        Harjinder Singh, Tufts University


4:30-5:00 p.m. Bodhrán Demonstration with Colin Harte (MCA 126 - First Floor)

5:00-5:15 p.m. Coffee Break/Announcement of Prizes (MCA Lower Lobby)

5:15-6:30 p.m. Keynote Address:

                          I, Spy: Violence, Voice, and Queer-Crip Ethics in Online Game Fieldwork

                          William Cheng, Assistant Professor of Music, Dartmouth College

             Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall (Second Floor)

6:30 p.m. Adjourn

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