Caribbean Borderlands and Sonic Encounter, Day 2

February 23, 2024 (Friday) — 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Max Kade Center, Room 329-A
3401 Walnut Street, 
Philadelphia, PA

“Caribbean Borderlands and Sonic Encounter” at the University of Pennsylvania is the first conference in the five-year Balzan Foundation project, “Borderlands of Sonic Encounter.” Through reassessments of global soundscapes of the arts and humanities, the Balzan Foundation Project opens possibilities for redrawing the borders between the many fields that will contribute to it. 

“Caribbean Borderlands and Sonic Encounter” invites participants to engage with the various registers at which borderlands operate, connect, interrupt, energize, and otherwise inform and shape Caribbean musical lives and sonic encounters.

This conference is generously sponsored by the Balzan Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania (Department of Music, Center for Africana Studies, Wolf Humanities Center, Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies, the Center for Experimental Ethnography).


The International Balzan Prize Foundation’s aim is to promote culture, the sciences, and the most meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace, and fraternity among peoples throughout the world.