Keisuke Yamada, Ph.d. candidate in Ethnomusicology, publishes peer-reviewed article in Japanese Studies.
His article entitled "On the Genealogy of Kokujin: Critical Thinking about the Formation of Bankoku and Modern Japanese Perceptions of Blackness" appears in Japanese Studies.
The Penn Music Department is excited to announce the addition of Elizabeth Braden to its staff as the director of the University Choir. She will begin her duties in the Fall 2019 semester.In addition to her new role at Penn, Ms. Braden will continue her work as the Chorus Master at Opera Philadelphia, a position she has held since 2004. She has also served as the Director of Music at the Wallingford Presbyterian Church and an Assistant Conductor with the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia.Welcome to Penn, Liz!
Prof. Goodman will be giving one of the Rare Book School Summer Lectures on 6/4, 6pm, in Kislak. Free and open to the public. More info here.
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A Penn Global Seminar course taught by Carol Muller took the 16 undergraduates to South Africa to explore that nation's history and post-apartheid present day through music and culture. The students demonstrated the impact of the journey through final projects including a painting, a written paper, a poem, a film, a photo essay, a musical score—even a set of political cartoons.
Call for papers: Glenda Goodman, in collaboration with Rhae Lynn Barnes (History, Princeton), is organizing a workshop on Early American Music and the Construction of Race. Click HERE for more information.