Alexandra T. Vazquez Lecture and WorkshopFeb. 8 and 9

Join us for two exciting Black Sound & the Archive events with PROFESSOR 

THURSDAY, February 8, 20185 PM

WLH 309 | 100 Wall St

“Adapted City:
 Miami from the Spoils”

Abstract: Cities are vibrant archives of the sounds that move towards them and depart from them. Listen with Vazquez to the ways that musicians make songs to make home in Miami, Havana, and elsewhere.


FRIDAY, February 9, 2018

10 AM 


“Archival Transit Delays”

Abstract: Listeners and researchers of Latin music must first confront, and then make something of the disorder of its records. This workshop will work with the gaps and errors in everyday archives, taking them as exciting opportunities for listening and criticism.

As preparation for this workshop, we ask all participants to please read some excerpts from Prof. Vazquez’s book, Listening in Detail.
Excerpts from Listening in Detail

Alexandra T. Vazquez is Associate Professor of Performance Studies at New York University. She is the author of Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke UP), winner of the American Studies Association’s 2013 Lora Romero First Book Prize. She is currently working on a new project entitled Florida Water.

Presented with support from the 320 York Humanities Programming Endowment and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM).

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