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Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Gypsies PROGRAM

Friday, April 7, 2017
  8:30–10 p.m.

  Additional Dates (2)

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South Symposium Room, INTS 1113, Screening Room, INTS 1128
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Category: Conference


Co-sponsored by Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM), UCR Department of Music, and the Foundation for Iberian Music at the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Gypsies:
Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance
Featuring an international roster of scholars and performers

APRIL 6 & 7, 2017
Free and open to the public.
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Information Kiosk.

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Organizing Committee: K. Meira Goldberg, Walter A. Clark, and Antoni Pizà   
Conference Advisory Board: Anna de la Paz, Joshua Brown and Theresa Goldbach

Featuring: Julie Galle Baggenstoss • Fernando Barros • Ninotchka Bennahum • Alice Blumenfeld • Joshua Brown • Loren Chuse • Walter Clark • Anna de la Paz • Gabriela Estrada • Raúl Fernández • Yesenia Fernández Selier • Rafael Figueroa Hernández • Quetzal Flores • Nubia Florez Forero • David García • Peter J. García • Theresa Goldbach • K. Meira Goldberg • Jessica Gottfried Hesketh • Michelle Habell-Pallán • Michelle Heffner Hayes • Constance Valis Hill • Bernat Jiménez de Cisneros Puig • Adam Kent • Anthea Kraut • Adair Landborn • Javier F. León • Benjamin Liu • María Luisa Martínez • John Moore • Melissa Moore • Kiko Mora • Lizz Mullis • Álvaro Ochoa Serrano • Raquel Paraíso • Antoni Pizà • Rodríguez • Craig Russell • Anthony Shay • Brynn Shiovitz • Linda J. Tomko • Elisabet Torras Aguilera • Sarah Town • Iris Viveros • Tiffany Walton • Gretchen Williams • Emmy Williamson

CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South - Symposium Room, INTS 1113

8:30 – 9:30 am
Fugitivity and Displacement: Praxis and Problems of Reclaiming Cultural Traditions
Chair: Walter Clark, Director, Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, University of California, Riverside

“Malagueña desplazada: Málaga and Placing Flamenco.”
Theresa Goldbach, University of California, Riverside

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Deciphering the Code of the Calé in Early Spanish Colonial Documents.”
Gretchen Williams, Texas Tech University

:::::::::::::::::::: 9:30 – 9:45 am   Coffee Break ::::::::::::::::::::

9:45 – 11:15 am
Restored Memory and Modernist Syncretism: The Musicology of Flamenco in Diaspora
Chair: Antoni Pizà, Director, Foundation for Iberian Music, CUNY Graduate Center, and K. Meira Goldberg, Visiting Research Scholar, Foundation for Iberian Music, CUNY Graduate Center

“The Restored Musical Memory of the 19th Century Rondeña.”
María Luisa Martínez, Foundation for Iberian Music, Graduate Center, CUNY

“The Development of the Malagueña: From Café Cantante to the Present.”
Loren Chuse, Independent Scholar

“Malagueñas de Chacón and Mellizo: the racialization of cante andaluz.”
John Moore, University of California, San Diego

:::::::::::::::::::: 11:15 – 11:30 am Coffee Break ::::::::::::::::::::

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Visual Rhythms and Radical Bodies: Modern and Post-Modern Ethics and Aesthetics
Chair: Linda J. Tomko
Department of Dance, University of California, Riverside

“Flamenco in Sarduy’s Ellipse.”
Julie Galle Baggenstoss, Emory University, Georgia State University

“Israel Galván de los Reyes: An Ethics Instantiated in Motion.”
Ninotchka Bennahum, University of California, Santa Barbara

La Malageña y El Torero: Flamenco dance and bullfighting as transatlantic traditions of embodied “Spanishness.”
Adair Landborn, Arizona State University

:::::::::::::::::::: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch Break ::::::::::::::::::::

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Keynote Address
Zapateados: Tracing the Diaspora of African-derived Drum Dance Forms in the New World
Constance Valis Hill, Hampshire College

3:10 – 4:40 pm
Cultural Transmission and Production in Zapateado in Sones from Veracruz and Flamenco: Meanings and (Re)significations
Chair: Anthea Kraut, Chair, Department of Dance, University of California, Riverside

“’El Zapateado’: música, danza y décima en el son jarocho.”
Rafael Figueroa-Hernández, Centro de Estudios de la Cultura y la Comunicación de la Universidad Veracruzana

“Lo que queda/That which remains…”
Michelle Heffner Hayes, University of Kansas

“Zapateado in Sones Huastecos and Sones de Xantolo.”
Raquel Paraíso, Instituto de Antropología, Universidad Veracruzana

:::::::::::::::::::: 4:40 – 5:00 pm  Coffee Break ::::::::::::::::::::

Tracing African Religious and Aesthetic Retentions in Transatlantic Dance Techniques
Chair: Tiana Álvarez Hernández, dancer/scholar

“Afro-Cuban Molleo: Rhythms, Aesthetics and Meanings in the Dancing Body and Beyond.”
Sarah Town, Princeton University

“Zapateados: de ida y vuelta.”
Gabriela Estrada, PhD in Flamenco Interdisciplinary Studies, BA
and MFA in Dance, Royal Academy of Dance Registered Ballet Teacher

:::::::::::::::::::: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner Break ::::::::::::::::::::

7:00 – 8:00 pm
The Aurality of Empire
Chair: Benjamin Liu, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of California, Riverside

“’A strange sound, between crying and chanting’: The Malagueña and Aural Techniques of American Empire at the End of the Nineteenth Century.”
David García, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“Decolonizing New Mexico’s  Indo-Hispano racialized dances and Fandango Diversions: Recovering Northern Rio Grande Sones, Jarabes, and Danzas through the Mid 20th Century.”
Peter García, California State University, Northridge

8:30 – 10:00 pm
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South - Screening Room, INTS 1128

Screening: Gurumbé – Canciones De Tu Memoria Negra
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CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South - Symposium Room, INTS 1113

8:20 – 9:20 am
Not Your Daddy’s Futurism: Zapateado-futurism, Beloved Community, and the Ethics and Politics of Resilient Identity
Chair: Quetzal Flores, of the GRAMMY award-winning band Quetzal

“Reclaiming the Tarima and Remaking Spaces: Examining Women’s Leadership in the Son Jarocho Community of New York City.”
Emmy Williamson, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

“TheorEthical Queries and Fandango Methodology: Embodying Nepantla In Collective Performances.” Iris Viveros, University of Washington

:::::::::::::::::::: 9:20 – 9:30 am Coffee Break ::::::::::::::::::::

9:30 – 11:30 am
Figuring Empire: The Archive and the Repertoire in Historical Dance Reconstruction
Chair: Craig Russell, Department of Music, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

“Was the Fandango Ever Danced in Early California?”
Anthony Shay, Pomona College

“’The Name Might Change, But the Form Will Not’: Figuring Race and Empire from the Villano to the Guaracha.”
K. Meira Goldberg, Foundation for Iberian Music, The Graduate Center, CUNY;
Anna de la Paz, dancer/scholar and Elisabet Torras Aguilera, dancer/scholar, Conservatori Superior de Dansa de L'Institut del Teatre de Barcelona

:::::::::::::::::::: 11:30 – 11:40 am     Coffee Break ::::::::::::::::::::

11:40 am – 1:00 pm
Resilience and Recontextualization in Diasporic Communities
Chair: Quetzal Flores, of the GRAMMY® Award-winning band Quetzal

“Zapateadofuturism ‘Sobre la Tarima’ in the Academia and our Scholarship.”
Michelle Habell-Pallán, University of Washington

“Invisible Roots: Afro-Mexicans in Southern California” (film screening and talk back).
Lizz Mullis, Director, and Tiffany Walton, Producer.

:::::::::::::::::::: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch Break ::::::::::::::::::::

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Keynote Address
Razón de Son: Creative AntropoMúsica and Ida y Vuelta Afro-Flamenco.
Raúl Rodríguez

3:00 – 4:30 pm
The Imaginary of Seduction: Race, Gender, and Decolonization in Latin America
Chair: Raúl Fernández, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine

“Zapateado dances in Colombia and their imaginarium of seduction.”
Nubia Flórez Forero, Universidad Del Atlántico [Colombia], Grupo de Investigación CEDINEP

“The Jarabe in a Fandango.”
Álvaro Ochoa Serrano, Centro de Estudios de las Tradiciones de El Colegio de Michoacán,
“Personajes y tradiciones populares del Occidente de México”

“The Zapateo in Peru: Situating Afro-Peruvian Performance Practice Between the Archive and the Repertoire.”
Javier F. León, Director, Latin American Music Center, Indiana University

:::::::::::::::::::: 4:30 – 4:40 pm Coffee Break ::::::::::::::::::::

4:40 – 6:10 pm
Pop Culture and the American Racial Imagination: Amputations and Accretions
Chair: K. Meira Goldberg, Foundation for Iberian Music, CUNY Graduate Center

“Distant Malagueñas: Sounding Spain in U.S. American Popular Culture.”
Josh Brown, Chapman University
“Animating Rhythm: Tap Dance’s Amputation from the Black Body in Silly Symphonies and Merry Melodies.”
Brynn Shiovitz, University of California, Los Angeles: School of Theater, Film and Television

“Spanishness and the Fandango: When Culture Becomes Patrimony, Do We Protect or Hinder an Art Form’s Ability To Evolve?”
Alice Blumenfeld, Hollins University

:::::::::::::::::::: 6:10 – 8:00 pm Dinner Break ::::::::::::::::::::

8:00 – 10:00 pm
Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts: 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501

Concert: A Talk Illustrated at the Piano
“From España to Iberia: returning the Malagueña to Málaga.”
Adam Kent, State University of New York at Oneonta
With Anna De La Paz Dancing the Zapateado de María Cristina

A Talk Illustrated with Flamenco Guitar and Song
“Island Life and Conservation of Culture.”
Melissa Moore and Fernando Barros

The evening culminates in Gran Fandango/ Footwork Jam
Bring your feet, castanets, instruments, voice…
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Image: Frederic Mialhe (1810-1881) El Zapateado, lithograph   

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245