Published: November 13, 2013


The Society for Ethnomusicology 58th Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place November 14-17, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana, will include a number of UCLA ethnomusicology faculty, students, and alumni. The meeting will be hosted by Indiana University Bloomington.

SEM is offering live video-streams of selected sessions at its 2013 Annual Meeting. For a schedule and URLs for viewing, please visit Live Video Streams.


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

Thursday, November 14

10:00 a.m. (Urban Sound Studies)
Nonstop to La Raza: Music and Mass Transit in Mexico City
León F. García Corona

9:30 a.m. (Religion and Community)
“Drums of Our Fathers”: Sacred Music and the Negotiation of Garifuna Ethnicity
Lauren Poluha

11:45 a.m. (Finding the Future in the Past: Indigenous Peoples and Historical Ethnomusicology)
Return to Huilotita: What 115 Years of Recorded Wixárika (Huichol) Music Tells Us About Ethnomusicology Today
Nolan Warden

1:45 p.m. (Ethnic Unity and Disunity: Uncertain Futures of Mongol Fiddles in Inner Mongolia, China)
Ethnic Unity and Disunity: Uncertain Futures of Mongol Fiddles in Inner Mongolia, China
Charlotte D’Evelyn

4:00 p.m. (Music and Place)
Strictly Second Line: The Crescent City Roots of Funk
Benjamin Doleac

4:30 p.m. (Music and Place)
The Jazz Scene in Skopje, Macedonia: Class Capital, and Alternative Social Spaces
Dave Wilson

5:00 p.m. (Cosmopolitanism and Social Conflict)
“Once You Understand Sevdah, You Can’t Resist it”: On the Creation of “New Sevdah” and a Bosnian Cosmopolitan Identity
Badema Pitic

Friday, November 15

8:30 a.m. (Gender I)
Through the Lens of a Baroque Opera: Gender/Sexuality Then and Now
Ryan Koons

10:45 a.m. (Film Screening)
Visual Popnography: Documenting Gendered Performance in Mumbai’s LGBTQ(HIA) Communities
Jeff Roy

4:00 p.m. (Transnational Flows in Senegambia)
O’teck Akonting: Ethnography of a Senegambian Folk Lute
Scott Linford

Saturday, November 16

10:45 a.m. (Transmission and Negotiation)
Passing Traditions: Lullabies and Cultural Change in Metropolitan India
Andrew Pettit

Sunday, November 17

10:45 a.m. (Diaspora, Representation, and Globalization)
Om Shanti Om: Diasporic Dialogues Between Trinidad and India
Vivek Virani

11:15 a.m. (Children: Displacement and Groove)
Creating New Communities: Performing among Displaced Children of Abidjan
Ty-Juana Taylor

11:15 a.m. (Identity: Wellbeing, and the Sacred)
Performing with the Sacred: Exploring Music and Emotions in the Nahua Religious Ceremonies
Veronica Pacheco