Johnny Pacheco

JOHNNY PACHECO—PIONEER OF BLACK CARIBBEAN MUSIC—PASSES AWAY

Feb. 24, 2021

Salsa music lost its founder last week—flutist, composer, band leader, and producer Johnny Pacheco passed away at 85 years old. Read the article by Kristie Soares, Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies at CU Boulder.

Americas

CFP | Americas: A Hemispheric Music Journal | Themed Issue on SOUND, ACTIVISM, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Feb. 22, 2021

A themed Issue on SOUND, ACTIVISM, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE for Americas: A Hemispheric Music Journal invites article submissions seeking to advance dialogue in music studies around activism and social justice in the American hemisphere, focusing on recent events but also the historical past.

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Jean Berger's music plays in Belgium

Feb. 18, 2021

Pianists Louise and Léna Kollmeier performed and discussed Jean Berger’s “Caribbean Cruise,” on Belgian radio @RadioBelgique this week. The section starts at minute 54 and ends at 1 hour 33 seconds. The AMRC is home to the Jean Berger Collection.

Celia Cruz

Counterpoints Lecture debuts with talk about Celia Cruz’s ‘Azúcar’

Oct. 27, 2020

Professor of Women & Gender Studies, Kristie Soares, will inaugurate the American Music Research Center’s new Counterpoints Lecture with her talk, "Dancing With Death: Celia Cruz’s Azúcar and Queer of Color Survival" on Monday, November 2 at 5:30 pm MST.

CLAEM

'Latin Americanism' in music talk set for Oct 26

Oct. 21, 2020

The American Music Research Center and the Department of Musicology will host Rutgers University musicology professor, Eduardo Herrera, on Monday, Oct 26 at 1 pm (MST) for his presentation, “Americanism as Musical Strategy: From Pan Americanism to Latin Americanism.”

Music and HIV/AIDS event

Music and the HIV/AIDS crisis, a pandemic discussion set for October 12

Oct. 1, 2020

Houston-based musicologist Matthew J. Jones and CU Director of Vocal Pedagogy John Seesholtz will present, “Music and HIV/AIDS – A Look at Then and Now,” online on Monday, October 12 at 5:30 pm MST.

Anoushka Divekar

Take Two Knees – A concert by Anoushka Divekar

Aug. 31, 2020

Recent College of Music Clarinet Performance and Music Education graduate, Anoushka Divekar, debuted Take Two Knees, a virtual concert she and collaborators created from works by Black Female composers.

Otis Taylor

Ten Million Slaves

Aug. 10, 2020

Otis Taylor plays, "Ten Million Slaves" in the Columbia Cemetery near his home in Boulder, Colorado for the Songs for Change project.

Erini

Eirini Tornesaki: Exploring Intercultural Dialogue through Greek Music

June 15, 2020

At Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Greek musicians are leading a rediscovery of intercultural dialogue through music. At the forefront of these efforts is Cretan singer Eirini Tornesaki (also known by her artist name, Erini).

Alex Craig

Alex Craig 1946 - 2020

May 18, 2020

Composer and pianist Alex Craig of Broomfield, Colorado died of a sudden heart attack on the evening of Saturday, April 18th. Alex was a part of the musical scene in Boulder from the mid-1960s when he began accompanying music students as an undergraduate at CU-Boulder.

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