Published: November 14, 2011

The 2011 Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), scheduled to take place November 17-20 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will include a number of UCLA ethnomusicology faculty, students, and alumni. Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, the theme of the 2011 meeting will be "Moving Music/Sounding Dance."

This year, the Society for Ethnomusicology is offering live and archived video-streams of selected sessions. These streams are provided as part of an effort to increase access, nationally and internationally, to the content of the meeting. For more information go to Video Streaming Schedule.

Current UCLA ethnomusicology faculty and graduate student participants are listed below. Click SEM Final Program Schedule for details about SEM presentations.

Thursday, November 17

10:45am - 12:15pm (CORD: Joint Panel 6)
Abimbola Cole, Presenter
"Welcome to the United States of Africa: Kwame Nkrumah's Philadelphia Years, African Nationalism and Hip-Hop Perspectives on Unity and the New Africa"

Thursday, November 17

1:45 - 3:45pm (SEM: What Hope Sounds Like: Music and Healing in Haiti's Pre- and Post-Quake (Re) Construction)
Rebecca Dirksen, Presenter
"Power and Potential in Contemporary Haitian Music: Mizik Ansaje, Cultural Action and Community-Led Development in Pre-and Post-Quake Port-au-Prince"

Friday, November 18

8:30 - 10:30am (SEM: Hip Hop)
Abimbola Cole, Chair

8:30 - 10:30am (SEM: Play it Forward: Revisiting the Legacy of Music for Children)
Anthony Seeger, Discussant

8:30 - 10:30am (SEM: Music and Dance II)
Ryan Koons, Presenter
"Transcribing the Owl Dance: Examining Performance and Transcription in a Native American Community"

Friday, November 18

8:30 - 10:30am (CORD: Joint Panel 2)
Katharine Stuffelbeam, Presenter
"Performing Advocacy: Women's Music and Dance in Northern Ghana"

Friday, November 18

1:45 - 3:45pm (SEM: Sounds of Difference and Recognition: Music, Interculturalizing and Belonging in the European Nation-State)
Tim Rice, Discussant

1:45 - 3:15pm (SEM: Asian Musics I)
James Edwards, Presenter
"Like a Jeweled Cup Without a Bottom": New-Confucian Political Philosophy and Gender in the Courtly Dance-Drama of Early Modern Ryūkyū"

Friday, November 18

8:00pm
A.J. Racy and The Arabesque Music Ensemble in Concert
Led by Music Director Hanna Khoury, featuring compositions by A.J. Racy
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce Streets
For more information: Special Events

On Friday evening after the concert, UCLA will co-host a reception with the University of Washington and the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies to celebrate the recent publication of an edited collection of essays entitled Encountering Music and Musicians: Essays in Honor of Robert Garfias. The collection is edited by Professor Tim Rice, who was a student of Garfias at the University of Washington. Garfias received the first degree in ethnomusicology at UCLA, an M.A. degree in 1958.

Saturday, November 19

8:30 - 10:30am (SEM: Eastern and South East Europe II)
Tim Rice, Chair

8:30 - 10:30am (SEM: Eastern and South East Euope II)
Dave Wilson, Presenter
"Making Macedonian-ness: Imagining the Past, Enduring the Present, and Idealizing the Future in the Popular and Traditional Music of Toshe Proeski"

8:30 - 10:30am (SEM: Eastern and South East Europe II)
Brigita Sebald, Presenter
"Copyright, Circulation, and Censorship in the Republic of Georgia"

Saturday, November 19

10:45am - 12:15pm (SEM: South America II)
Anthony Seeger, Chair

Sunday, November 20

10:45am - 12:15pm (SEM: Issues in South Asia)
Jeff Roy, Presenter
"Invisible Goddesses: Identity Performance in Hijra Music and Dance"