Encuentros/Encounters 2006: Music & Politics in the Andes

Concert Program

Conference Program

Concert Program

Wednesday, February 22 at 1:00 pm
Gabriela Frank has cancelled the Wednesday, February 22 1:00 presentation because of illness.

Peruvian-American composer Gabriela Frank
Gabriela Frank discusses and performs her own work, featured later in
an 8pm concert by the Kronos Quartet in the University Theatre.
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Admission: Free and open to the campus community
Attendance is Mandatory for all Music Faculty, Majors and Minors
Parking: Permits available at Information Kiosks

Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 pm

Kronos Quartet
David Harrington, violin; John Sherba, violin; Hank Dutt, viola; Jeffrey Zeigler, cello
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University Theatre
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Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 pm

Testimonio Ayacucho: A concert of Peruvian Music
Two of Peru's foremost performers of traditional music,
Manuelcha Prado and Carlos Falconi, present a concert of
testimonial music from the Ayacucho region, an area
devastated by political violence in the 1980s and 1990s.
University of California, Riverside
Performance Lab, ARTS 166



Photo: Carlos Falconi and Manuelcha Prado.


Conference Program

Music and Politics in the Andes

A one-day conference exploring the rich and complex relationships between traditional/popular music and the often fractious realm of contemporary politics in the Andean region.

February 23, Thursday, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
University of California, Riverside
Performance Lab, ARTS 166

Photo: El Hombre, tapestry by Peruvian artist Edwin Sulca illustrating the lyrics to a folk song of the same name. Photo by Jonathan Ritter, 2004.


9:00 - 11:00 am
Nation, Region, and the Roots of Musical Politics in the Andes
Chair: Freya Schiwy, UCR Department of Hispanic Studies

Andean Music, the Left and Pan_Americanism: The Early History
Fernando Rios (Miami University of Ohio)

The Chilean Way to the Andes: Music, Politics and Otherness
Juan Pablo González (Universidad Católica de Chile)

The Politics of Nationalism in Bolivian National Music
Michelle Bigenho (Hampshire College)

Folklore and the Politics of Region and Nation Building: Cuzco 1920-1950
Zoila Mendoza (UC Davis)

11:00 am
Against the Grain: An Artist's Survival Guide to Peru
Documentary screening and discussion with filmmaker Ann Kaneko

1:30 pm
Case Studies in the Politicization of Music in the Andes
Chair: Walter Clark, Chair, UCR Department of Music

The Indigenous Voice?: Radio, Festivals & Provoking Protest in the Wayñu Music of Northern Potosí, Bolivia
Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Mama Coca: Music, Coca and Indigenous Cultures in Bolivia
Victoria Bomberry (UCR Department of Ethnic Studies)

The Canción Social Ayacuchana: A Comparative Social History
Jonathan Ritter (UCR Department of Music)

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Politicizing Difference in Musics of the Andean Region
Chair: Jonathan Ritter, UCR Department of Music

Sounding Out a New Peru: Music, Media, and Citizenship in the Andean Public Sphere
Joshua Tucker (University of Chicago)

African or Andean? Origin Myths and Musical Performance in the Cradle of Black Peru
Heidi Feldman (UCSD)

Santa Libertad: Teatro del Milenio and the Debate Over Music and Social Consciousness in the Afroperuvian Community
Javier León (Tulane University)