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For details of upcoming meetings of the Latin American Music Seminar, which meets twice yearly (usually in May and November), visit CLACS Events. If you wish to present a paper, offer a live performance, or to be included on the Latin American Music Seminar email list, please contact Henry Stobart at

About Us

Charanga del Norte live at Senate House on 24 November 2018

The Latin American Music Seminar (LAMS) is a UK-based interdisciplinary forum and network for Latin American music research.  It aims to bring together scholars, students, musicians and interested members of the public to share interest, knowledge, and critical perspectives on Latin American music. The seminar takes a very open and eclectic approach to Latin American music, welcoming papers on diverse themes, genres and issues, and reflecting a multiplicity of contexts. Presenters and performers include a mix of scholars, research students, and musicians, alongside international visitors and members of the UK Latin American community.
Since its foundation in 2001, LAMS has met twice each year on a Saturday (usually in May and November) and typically consists of a day of five presentations with discussion, always ending with live music. This pattern was briefly disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic (with no seminars in 2020 and online meetings in 2021), but since 2022 has returned to in-person format. We are grateful to the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), within the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies, for their generous support of this seminar series.
To present a paper, offer a live performance, or be included on the LAMS email list, contact Henry Stobart at

The LAMS committee consists of:
Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway)
Hettie Malcomson (University of Southampton)
Frederick Moehn (King’s College, London)
Sue Miller (Leeds Becket University)