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The Power of Reinforced Utterances: Toward a Theology of Performance in Afro-Cuban Regla de Ocha.

Katherine Hagedorn

Friday, January 25, 2008
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1207 Oak Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Dr. Hagedorn’s research, carried out in Cuba and the United States, focuses on Afro-Cuban religious and folkloric performance, with an emphasis on the central role of batá drumming. Dr. Hagedorn’s book, Her book, Divine Utterances: The Performance of Afro-Cuban Santería (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001), won the Alan Merriam Prize for best ethnography in 2002.  She has also published articles and review essays in World of Music, British Journal of Ethnomusicology, and Ethnomusicology.  Dr. Hagedorn is Associate Professor of Music at Pomona College in Claremont, California, where she teaches seminars on the performance traditions of the African Diaspora and Latin America, survey courses in "world music," and classes on ethnomusicological theory and method. Professor Hagedorn also directs Pomona's ethnomusicology program.


Part of the Latin American Institute's Cuba and Caribbean Working Group.

Cost : Free and open to the Public

Robin Derby

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute

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