A film by Raoul Peck
From the writings of James Baldwin
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO weiterlesen

CFP Recontextualising Ragtime

CFP Recontextualising Ragtime: Connections, Influences, Perspectives

A two-day symposium
6&7 May 2017

Location: Heritage Quay at the University of Huddersfield, UK
Organised by: Prof. Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield) and Dr Sue Miller (Leeds Beckett University) in association with Heritage Quay at the University of Huddersfield

We invite you to a two-day symposium examining the ragtime style, bringing together scholars and practitioners from the fields of music history, ethnomusicology, musicology, Caribbean and Latin American music, jazz studies and music analysis, alongside social dance and dance recreation specialists, discographers and performers, all with a view to analysing the style in its own terms and not as a precursor to jazz. CFP Recontextualising Ragtime weiterlesen

Asian Music Volume 48

Asian Music Volume 48, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2017

From the Editor
Ricardo D. Trimillos

Aloha kakou! An important milestone for any field of inquiry is the evidence of a balance between “discovery” of the new and a critical “revisiting” of established knowledge. For some, self-reflection is a sign of maturity of the field; and for others, an indication of dearth in content. Although we as individual scholars may arrange ourselves at various points along such a continuum, the value of self-reflection and self-criticism holds general consensus. Asian Music Volume 48 weiterlesen


Call for Participation: „Sare Patria Romani Action“

Opre Khetanes V Concert and Conference
on Romani (Gypsy) Musics and Cultures

Call for Participation: „Sare Patria: Romani Action“
Deadline for submissions: 1 January 2017

“Sare Patria: Romani Action,” a conference at New York University, is part of the Opre Khetanes 5 program organized by the Initiative for Romani Music in conjunction with Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Voice of Roma, April 28-29, 2017. The program will also include a dance workshop and concert. Call for Participation: „Sare Patria Romani Action“ weiterlesen