Crossing Borders

Curated by Andrea Decker

Outside In: Songs of Identity & Dignity for Eastern Indonesians in Java

This post comes from Chris Foertsch. Chris is a recent MA graduate from Oregon State University in Anthropology, currently in Indonesia on a Fulbright Research Fellowship to conduct preliminary fieldwork for his PhD, beginning 2018 at University of Victoria, BC. Besides ethnographic research interviewing, he likes cycling, exploring cities on foot, and drinking strong coffee.

 

La Metamorfosis Performática Musical de los Jóvenes Emberá

El artículo de Crossing Borders de este mes es de la autoría de Juan Carlos Molano Zuluaga, músico y compositor colombiano, licenciado en música por la Universidad de Caldas en Colombia y Magister en Etnomusicología/Musicología por la Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul en Brasil. Juan Carlos se ha desempeñado como docente en algunas instituciones y universidades de la ciudad de Manizales y Bogotá.

The Illuminated City of Memory: Double Edge Theatre in Jamaica Plain

Our post this month comes from Brian Fairley, a second-year Master’s student in Ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University. Prior to his graduate studies, he was the music director and dramaturg for Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

Future Humans: Will Our Bodies Become Multiplanetary?

Our post this month comes from Elizabeth Stela, a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at UC Riverside. As a former dancer with the Martha Graham Ensemble, she is interested in how the body reacts to training, education, and non-human entities such gravity, technology, and musical instruments. Elizabeth holds an MA in oral history from Columbia University.

Rancheras Chilenas en el Alto Bio Bio

El artículo de Crossing Borders de este mes es de la autoría de Pablo Catrileo Aravena (1981), músico, autor y compositor popular y Licenciado en Educación, nacido y criado entre las ciudades de Concepción y Talcahuano en la Octava Región del Bío-bío en Chile. Como Profesor de música (Universidad de Concepción, 2006) ha desarrollado labores de d

Killing Them Softly: Ghosts and the Unspeakable in East Java, Indonesia

Our post this month comes from Andrea Decker, a second-year graduate student in ethnomusicology at UC Riverside currently working on her Master’s Thesis on infrastructure and gender in dangdut music videos. When not listening to dangdut or collecting ghost stories, Andrea knits, sings, plays tabla, and does Crossfit.

 

The Word Jazz in the Jazz World

In December 1917, U.S. Merchant Marine Truman Blair Cook wrote a diary entry describing his crew’s arrival in Arica, Chile—a small mining town near the country’s northern border. The following is excerpted from Oregon Historical Quarterly, where Cook's diaries were published in 1976:

Drone and Harmonic Variation: Finding a Constant Through Chord Changes

Each month, Ethnomusicology Review partners with Echo: A Music-Centered Journal to bring you “Crossing Borders,” a series dedicated to featuring trans-disciplinary work involving music.

Fatalistic Audiovisual Representation of AIDS in the Korea Music Video, "Loving Memory"

Each month, Ethnomusicology Review partners with Echo: A Music-Centered Journal to bring you “Crossing Borders,” a series dedicated to featuring trans-disc

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