Latin American Music

11 May 2013, 10:15 - 17:00

Event Type:
Room 261 (Senate House, second floor)
Venue Details:

Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU


10.15am          Coffee

10.40               Welcome

10.45                              Alexandra Isaza (University of Manchester), Listening to the silence: popular music in Colombia in documentary sources, XIX century

11.30               Hettie Malcomson (University of Southampton), Amateur Scholars and Danzón Expertise in Mexico: Exploring Hierarchies in Knowledge Production

12.15                           Ricardo Alvarez (University of York), Feast of La Tirana (Chile), a musical celebration in the driest desert of the world

1.00                 Lunch (sandwiches provided)

2.15                 Katia Chornik (University of Manchester), Music and Torture in Chilean Detention Centres: Conversations with an Ex-agent of Pinochet’s Secret Police 

3.00                             Frederick Moehn (King’s College, London), Bossa nova guitar practice in the United States: tendencies, genealogies

3.45                             Tea followed by live music performed by Angel Tolosa (Venezuelan harp), Luis Tolosa (Venezuelan small Guitar), Ezequiel Lopez (Electric Bass) and Miguel Hernandez (Drums)


We ask for a contribution of £5.00 towards coffee, tea and lunch (unless giving a paper or performing). If you wish to attend, please inform Henry Stobart email:

We are grateful to the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Institute of Musical Research for their support of this seminar series.