Society for Ethnomusicology to have 64th meeting at IU

The Society for Ethnomusicology will have its 64th Annual Meeting on Nov. 7-10 for the fourth time on IU’s campus. This year’s meeting is in conjunction with IU’s Bicentennial.

More than 900 ethnomusicologists are expected to attend the meeting, where IU will be celebrating having the ethnomusicology program on campus for 71 years.

“As we celebrate the beginning of IU’s third century, it seems fitting that we recognize the proud legacy of ethnomusicology at Indiana,” David McDonald, the chair of the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, said in a press release.

Local and international bands are set to perform throughout the four days, including Grammy-nominated Haitian mizik rasin band Boukman Eksperyans who will play for free at 8 p.m., Nov. 8 in Alumni Hall. Local bands include Ruth & the Stones, a four-woman country group; Mariachi Perla del Medio Oeste, a group in IU’s Latin American Music Center; and Salaam, a Middle Eastern ensemble.

Musician and creator of the band Parliament-Funkadelic George Clinton is set to give the 2019 Charles Seeger Lecture on Nov. 9 in Alumni Hall. Clinton was just awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Prior to its official start, there will be two symposiums given Nov. 6: “Film as Ethnography, Activism and Public Work in Ethnomusicology” and “Heritage and the Politics of Inclusion in Latin American Brass Bands.”

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