Transnational Musicianship

A lecture by Ingrid Kummels
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Ingrid Kummels explores the contribution of Anacaona, a Cuban all-women jazz band founded in 1932, to the “son revolution” and the “jazz craze” of the 1930s and 1940s. By analyzing the attitudes and actions of individual band members and their international network of musicians, Professor Kummels uncovers the fascinating role Anacaona played in the transnationalization of jazz music, as well as the ways in which they helped shape its modern-day performance. Ingrid Kummels is professor of anthropology and director of the Latin American Institute at the Freie Universität in Berlin and the co-author of Queens of Havana: The Amazing Adventures of Anacaona, Cuba’s Legendary All-Girl Dance Band.

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Oct. 24, 2012 - 6:00 PM