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Sound repatriation in Uganda “And…er…of course, I…we didn’t just leave it at that.” And a saga from the pre-digital archiving age

Peter Cooke

Klaus Wachsmann

Klaus Wachsmann’s remark (quoted above) was made when a mother singer burst into tears after singing for him on one of his first recording safaris in rural Uganda in 1950. 2,688 more words


[Call for Papers] “The Engine Room,” SEMSEC Annual Meeting 2016

The Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter​ (SEMSEC), is pleased to announce the call for proposals for its 2016 annual meeting, to be held at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, on Friday March 4 through Sunday, March 6, 2016. 514 more words

Call For Papers

Some Notes on Music

I was driving down Addison Avenue, in the early 2000s, on my way to a Cubs game when I heard an esoteric song blaring from a car near me. 669 more words


Dialogue of music sounds at UKZN

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is hosting the Dialogue of Musical Sounds concert, in association with The African Music Project 10th African Cultural Calabash, at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 30. 369 more words


Break time

I managed to eke out another short essay for my ethnomusicology seminar course.  I was exhausted from a weekend of minimal sleep, poor diet, and a decent amount of partying, but I somehow pulled through.  144 more words

Latest issue of 'Ethnomusicology' journal (Fall 2015)

The Society for Ethnomusicology’s journal, Ethnomusicology, has recently released its latest issue. The following article by Benjamin Krakauer of Temple University may be of interest to our readers: 149 more words


Parenthood and Ethnomusicology

This month, Beryl Yang, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa writes very candidly about her experiences and challenges raising a daughter while finishing her degree. 212 more words