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Latin American Music Seminar

The Latin American Music Seminar is a British forum for Latin American music research which meets once or twice yearly.

There will be five papers on aspects of Latin American music, followed by an informal music making session at the end of the day.


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Peter Cloudsley | talks
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Jose Alberto Salgado e Silva | talks
Gabriela Maurino | talks


Date and Time:

22 May 2004 at 10:00 am


Full Day



Library, Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS)
35 Tavistock Square
+44 20 78 62 85 01
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Organised by:

Institute for the Study of the Americas, Royal Holloway
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Available from:

We ask for this contribution towards, coffee, tea and lunch, unless you are giving a paper. Please send cheques by 19th May to:

Henry Stobart, Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX.


Additional Information:

Please contact Henry Stobart if you would like to be included on the mailing list, or if you wish to offer a presentation or to perform at a future seminar.

Full programme:

10.15am: Coffee

10.40: Welcome

10.45: Ian Mursell (Mexicolore: teaching team on Mexico and the Aztecs)
The Instruments of the Aztecs: Exploring the Codices

11.30: Peter Cloudsley (Centro de Ethnomusicología Andina, Universidad Catolica, Lima)
Carnival revisited after 20 years: Andean culture in the face of violence, TV and road building.

12.15: Emily Walmsley (University of Manchester)
‘Llevando el ritmo en la sangre’: Dance and the embodiment of blackness in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

1.00: Lunch (sandwiches provided)

2.15: José Alberto Salgado e Silva (Universidade do Rio de Janeiro-UniRio/Institute of Education-University of London)
Samba in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro: aspects of current practice.

3.00: Gabriela Mauriño (Royal Holloway, University of London)
‘My Tango is not for Dancing’: the role of the body in Piazzolla’s New Tango.

3.45: Tea and informal music making.

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