Ph.D., University of Southern California
Phone: (951) 827-5069
Office: ARTS 143
Rogerio Budasz comes to UCR from the Universidade Federal do Paraná, at Curitiba, Brazil, where he taught for six years. He received his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Southern California in 2001. His research interests focus on early and traditional Brazilian music and its connections with the music of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and West Africa. In addition to that, he has also studied and taught lute and early plucked string instruments and Brazilian traditional music. His most recent publications include two books on Afro-Iberian guitar music and Music Theater in Colonial Brazil, as well as articles in Music & Letters , Early Music , and Studi Musicali . These, together with the recently released Naxos CD Iberian and African-Brazilian Music of the 17th Century , have focused on cultural circularity between written and unwritten traditions, issues of ethnicity, power, and the representation of the other in Latin-American culture, from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.