Program
Niagara Chapter SEM Annual Meeting
March 13, 2004

State University College of New York, Fredonia
(Fenton Hall, Room 105)   local arrangements information

8:00    Gathering, Greeting, Registration

8:40    Welcome, Dr. Kay Stonefelt, State University College of New York, Fredonia

8:45    SESSION I: Changing Circumstances

Wah-Chiu Lai
(Kent State University), “The Chaozhou (Chinese) Xianshi in Shantou, Bangkok, and Los Angeles: Questions of Authenticity and Representation.”

Jeff Cupchik
(York University), “’What Language is This In’?  Reading Subjectivity: Debates on Song Text amid the Transcultural Translation of Tibetan Buddhist Musical Ritual Practices into Western Buddhist Communities.”

Priwan Nanongkham
(Kent State University), “Pong Lang Music: A Northeast Thai Music as an Expression of Ethnic Identity in the Lao-American Community in Washington, D.C.”

10:15  BREAK

10:30  SESSION II: Genre Studies

Milagros Quesada
(Kent State University), “Appropriation of Cuban Music by Puerto Rican Musicians: An Emic View.”

Hanita Blair
(Syracuse University), “Something to Sing About: Choosing Music for the Jewish High Holydays.”

Amy Unruh (Kent State University), “Spontaneity and Improvisation in Kpanlogo, A Ghanaian Drumming and Dance Genre.”

12:00  LUNCH AND BRIEF BUSINESS MEETING

1:45    SESSION III: Local Musics

Carl Rahkonen (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), “Amateur and Professional: A Tale of Two ‘Irish’ Bands.”

Joshua Tucker (University of Michigan), “Musical Mestizaje and Social Change: Marketing, Migrants, and the Uses of música ayacuchana in Contemporary Peru.”

Mitzie Collins
(Eastman School of Music) and Jim Kimball (State University College of New York, Geneseo), “Old Time Tunes from Western New York Played on Hammered Dulcimer and Fiddle”

3:15    BREAK

3:30    SESSION IV: Changing Perceptions

Stephanie Webster-Cheng
(University of Pittsburgh), “The Politics of Representation: Discourse of the ‘Experimental Trend’ in Ethnomusicology.”

Phong Nguyen
(Kent State University), “’Our Song Can Drown Out the Bomb’: Musical Change since the War in Vietnam.”

Dennis Cole
(Kent State University), “’I’m Looking Through You’: A Brief Glimpse Through Musical Bifocals at the Historical Significance of the Beatles and the Aesthetic Qualities Inside their Music.”

5:00    CONCLUDING REMARKS (Dr. Stonefelt)

EVENING CONCERT BY THE FREDONIA AFRICAN ENSEMBLE AND BERNARD WOMA PLAYING GHANAIAN XYLOPHONES

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