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Founded in 1955, the Society for Ethnomusicology is a global, interdisciplinary network of individuals
and institutions engaged in the study of music in all historical periods and
cultural contexts.

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SEM 2016 Annual Meeting

November 10-13, 2016
Washington, D.C.

Host Institutions:
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
The George Washington University

Meeting Information


Pre-Conference Symposium
November 9, 2016

Public Sector Ethnomusicology
in the 21st Century

Ethnomusicology Communications -– An Online Selection


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Other Organizations:

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and Sounding Board
 Analytical Approaches
 to World Music

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 Music Review
 British Forum for
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 Afropop Worldwide Blog

 Association for Chinese
 Music Research  

 IASPM America Latina

 European Seminar in
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Slideshow Photos:

1. Members of the Imsil P’ilbong Nongak Preservation Society perform at the Heungsori Festival. P’ilbong, South Korea. 2009. Photo ©
Katherine In-Young Lee.

2. An informal group plays gagá (Dominico-Haitian music) for Holy Week. Near Barahona, Dominican Republic. 2006. Photo © Sydney Hutchinson.

3. Afro-Chilean NGO Oro Negro plays tumba carnaval during Youth Carnival. Arica, Chile. 2008. Photo © Juan Eduardo Wolf.

4. Vishal Deo plays tassa drum (with Trinidad & Tobago Sweet Tassa) at his own wedding, while his bride Alicia looks on. Carapichaima, Trinidad, 2011. Photo © Christopher Ballengee.

Members of the One Education Klondyke Music Group perform in the Chorlton Irish Club. Manchester, United Kingdom. 2015. Photo © Svend Kjeldsen.

6. Mamadou ‘Le Maitre’ Barry rehearses at the venue La Paillote. Conakry, Guinea. 2009. Photo © Nomi Dave.

7. The Indiana University New Music Ensemble performs in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. 2010. Photo: © Indiana University.

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