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Haitian Dance Music lecture/workshop: CU Music

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 4:30pm

Lincoln Hall, B21
Dept of Music, 101 Lincoln Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4101, USA

RAM Haitian Dance Band is based at the famous Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince and led by the hotel's owner Richard A. Morse. Their style of mizik rasin combines elements of Haitian Vodou and folkloric traditions with a variety of musical influences, from Caribbean and West-African dance rhythms to rock and roll. The workshop will festure an introduction to rhythm and dance associated with Rara.

Additionally, Elena Guzman, PhD candidate in the department of Anthropology, will talk about her fieldwork with a Rara band in Anse-a-Pitres, Haiti, and the socio-political context of Rara in the community.  Her dissertation research is focused on Haitian and Dominican history, relations, and identity on the border of Hispaniola through performative spaces such as carnival, and the spiritual practices of Rara and Gaga in both countries.

Event Type

Music, Presentation

Departments

Department of Music

Tags

africal

Website

http://music.cornell.edu

Cost

Free and open to the public; no tickets required

Group
CUWinds
Contact E-Mail

lag277@cornell.edu

Contact Phone

6072554760

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All

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