Deciphering Culture

Program — Annual Meeting of the 
Northern California Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

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The program needs a little fine tuning — adding some session titles and chairs — but the schedule for the meeting is set. Looking forward to seeing you at SFSU on March 5th!

Jeffrey Callen –  President, NCCSEM


Annual Meeting of the 
Northern California Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

Creative Arts Building,

San Francisco State University

Saturday, March 5, 2011


8:00-9:00 Registration & Coffee

Annual Dues: $15 General, $10 Students/Low Income

Session I (Concurrent) – Knuth Hall

9:00-10:00   “The Salt Song Trail Map” (documentary film, lecture & discussion) – Philip M. Klasky (San Francisco State University)

Session II (Concurrent) – Choir Room

9:00-10:00    SESSION TITLE / Chair: TBA

9:00-9:30       “Psychedelia as National Project? From “Space to Environment” to EXPO ‘70” – Miki Kaneda (University of California, Berkeley)

9:30-10:00     “Modern Interpretation of a Greek Art Form” – Eli Harrison (San Francisco State University)

Session III (Concurrent) – Knuth Hall

10:15-11:45   Moroccan Popular Music / Chair: Jeffrey Callen

10:15-10:45  “The Voice of a Woman: Educating Moroccan Audiences in Hip Hop Literacy with Stage Talk” – Kendra Salois (University of California, Berkeley)

10:45-11:15   “’Nayda’ and the music festival in Morocco” (video presentation) – Tzvetomira Tocheva (University of Strasbourg, France)

11:15-11:45   Demonstration of Moroccan “fusion” (video presentation) – Adil Hanine (drummer for Hoba Hoba Spirit) and Sajid Ammor, (bassist and guitarist)

Session IV (Concurrent) – Choir Room

10:15-11:45   Latino/Latina Identity Moves – Chair: TBA

10:15-10:45   “Reasoning Sessions with Irie Vatos: Mexican-American Rastafari   Identity”— Monique Posadas (San Jose State University)

10:45-11:15   “Las Posadas in Los Angeles: Mexican Festival in the era of  Multiculturalism” – Luis Chavez (California State University, East Bay)

11:15-11:45   “From Yo Soy to Que Lo Soy: Agency, Amerindian Archetypes, and Androgenity in a Disney Song” – Robin Sacolick (University of California Santa Cruz)

11:45-1:00 Lunch

Keynote Session Knuth Hall — presented by Asian Improv aRts in collaboration with the SFSU College of Ethnic Studies, SFSU College of Creative Arts and NCCSEM.

1:00-2:30    “Sounding Asian Improv aRts at San Francisco State University” –  Francis Wong (Asian Improv aRts), Hafez Modirzadeh (San Francisco State University), John-Carlos Perea (San Francisco State University).

Session V (Concurrent) – Knuth Hall

2:45-4:15    SESSION TITLE / Chair: Miriam Dvorin-Spross

2:45-3:15    “Abstracting Iranian Classical Music” – Faraz Minooei (University Of California, Irvine)

3:15-3:45    “Piano Music From Around The World” – Julia Hansen (Skyline College)

3:45-4:15    “Connecting the Voices of the Philippine Magindanaon Kulintang and African American Jazz Ensemble” – Royal Hartigan (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)

Session VI (Concurrent) – Choir Room

2:45-4:15    SESSION TITLE – Chair: TBA

2:45-3:15    “Cultural Differentiation and the Rise of Professional Musicians in Odisha, India” – David Dennen (University of California, Davis)

3:15-3:45    Keeping up with the Times: Exemplification of Scottish Identity in the Wake of Hybridization – Ian Martyn (University of California, Davis)

3:45-4:15    “Something in the Way She Moves: Meaningful Gestures in Flamenco Interaction” – Tony Dumas (University of California, Davis)

4:30 – 5:00 Business Meeting (Knuth Hall)





Written by Jeffrey Callen

February 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm

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  1. […] From March 2 through March 5, Asian Improv aRts (AIR) and SF State’s World Music and Dance Program are holding a “collaborative presentation of public dialogue, workshops and performances exploring the intersection of traditionality and hybridity in the formation of community.” It is an interesting mix of events, culminating with “Sounding Asian Improv aRts (AIR),” the keynote session of the annual meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology. […]

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