EMA 2021 Words on Music Guest Speaker Series featuring Prof. Brian Diettrich

March 23, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Online via Zoom. Please register here (free): https://forms.gle/fKmdRaP8RkByyPQY9 Add to Calendar

The Ethnomusicology Association (EMA) is excited to invite Prof. Brian Diettrich, Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and University of Hawai'i at Manoa alum, as this year's Words on Music Guest Speaker. Prof. Diettrich is the foremost ethnomusicologist working in Micronesia and has wide-ranging interests that include Indigenous performance, imperialism and decolonisation, environment and ecology, and materiality (in musical instruments, recordings, and archives), as well as film, festivals, and online music communities. "Insurgent Movements? Dance, Music and the Power of Performance in Colonial Micronesia." In this presentation, Prof. Diettrich explores the power of music and dance in colonial Micronesia, where performance was a primary means for transforming Indigenous bodies but also for cultural and social resistance to colonial forces. Drawing on critical perspectives of performance and the body, historical film, and research in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia, this presentation advocates for understanding the capacity of music and dance in historical movements of political solidarity.

Event Sponsor
Music Department (Ethnomusicology Program), Mānoa Campus

More Information
The Ethnomusicology Association (EMA), 480-695-7816, emauhm@hawaii.edu, https://forms.gle/fKmdRaP8RkByyPQY9

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