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Africa Remix: Producing and Presenting Musics Abroad

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:30am - 9:00pm


Africa Remix: Producing and Presenting African Musics Abroad


A conference, concert, and discussion organized by the Mahindra Humanities Center "African Musics Abroad" Seminar: Friday, February 8, 2013, Harvard University




Keynote speaker: Francis Falceto, originator and editor of the éthiopiques series

Evening concert: Debo Band


Conference schedule:

Location: Thompson Room, Barker Center


Welcome, 8:30am

Homi K. Bhabha, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard


Producing Global Sounds, 9am

Chief Boima, “Africa is a Country:

José da Silva, LUSAFRICA

Ben Herson, Nomadic Wax

Chair: Patricia J. Tang, MIT


Shaping Local Reception, 11am

Maure Aronson, World Music/CRASHarts

Jacob Edgar, Cumbancha

Banning Eyre,

Russ Gershon, Either/Orchestra

Chair: Carla D. Martin, Harvard University


Collaboration or Appropriation?: Issues in Remixing African Styles, 2pm

Sarah Hankins, Harvard University

Sharon Kivenko, Harvard University

Warrick Moses, Harvard University

Chair: Wayne Marshall, Harvard University


Keynote Address, 4pm

Francis Falceto, Free-lance editor and author

“éthiopiques vs. ethioSonic: Sense and Nonsense in Musical Globalization”

Chair: Kay K. Shelemay, Harvard University


Concert and discussion

Location: Lowell Hall


Discussion: Remixing Ethiopian Music, 8pm

Danny Mekonnen, Debo Band

Chair: Kay K. Shelemay, Harvard University


Concert by Debo Band


Please note: Concert is free, but tickets are required. Free tickets available beginning Friday, January 25, 2013 at Harvard Box Office, 617-496-2222.





Facebook event page:

Twitter hashtag: #africaremix


Cosponsored with the Department of Music, Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, Department of African and African American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, and the Office for the Arts at Harvard.

Admission: Free concert - Tickets Required