Thursday, October 6, 2022 7:30pm
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About the 2022 Frost Public Lecture Series: The Music of Diasporas
Diaspora: from the Greek diaspeirein—dia (across) + speirein (to scatter)—is the dispersion of a people away from their place of origin. A diaspora is a distinctive human experience in which identity, tradition, culture, community, and the meaning of “home” are continuosly negotiated. In this process, music often plays a central role.
This public lecture series will offer three online talks focused on specific musical worlds and experiences within the African, Cuban, and Romani diasporas, presented respectively by Lauren Eldridge Stewart (Washington University in St. Louis), Iván Cesár Morales Flores (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), and Frost’s own Matteo Magarotto.
Note: Prof. Morales Flores will give his presentation in Spanish (English transcript provided).
This series continues in the yearly tradition of public talks established by internationally renowned musicologist Frank Cooper (Frost’s Research Professor Emeritus, Musicology).
Frost Public Lecture Series: The Music of Diasporas
MUSIC OF THE ROMANI DIASPORA IN EUROPE
Matteo Magarotto, musicologist (Frost School of Music)
A diasporic people originating from North India, the Roma have lived in Europe for centuries. They are often subject to discrimination and stereotyped as “gypsies,” a reductive term conveying both exotic flavor and fear (and conflating many different ethnic identities in a single group). Historical encounters between Romani musical traditions and those of the host European nations has led to familiar styles such as Flamenco, “Gypsy” jazz (Manouche), or the “Hungarian” pieces of Liszt and Brahms.
Join Frost musicologist Matteo Magarotto as he reviews these recognizable sounds to move past a generic exotic perception and explore a musical and cultural Romani identity.
THU / OCT 6, 2022 / 7:30 P.M.
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