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This seminar is generously supported by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

The Latin American Music Seminar is a British forum for Latin American music research that meets twice yearly. Please contact Henry Stobart ( if you would like to be included on the mailing list, or if you wish to offer a presentation or to perform at a future seminar.



10.40 Welcome

10.45 Christina Homer (Open University), “Vessel flute with biomorphic aspect": interpreting west Mexican archaeological musical artefacts

11.30 Rachell Sanchez Rivera (University of Cambridge), Counterarchiving Coloniality in the Americas: Rita Indiana’s ‘After School’

12.15 Sue Miller (Leeds Becket University), In Dialogue with the Past: Reflections on a Practice Research-based Investigation into Mid-Twentieth-Century Recording Techniques and Aesthetics in Charanga Music Performance and Production

1.00 Lunch (salteña – Bolivian pasty)

2.15 Miles Bainbridge (performer), The Sikuris of Conima, Peru: Perspectives fresh from the Fiesta de la Cruz (3 May) – with performance with Sikuris sin Fronteras and students from Royal Holloway

3.00 Simon Cook (performer), The Latin American afterlife of the Ophicleide – informal talk/demonstration

3.45Live Music - from Cuba, Brazil and the Andes – with social dancing

4.30 Event closes

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Please note registration will cover cost of coffee, tea and salteña (unless presenting a paper or performing).

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