Refounding the Future: Amazonian Sound Systems and Digital Music-Making in Brazil
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017 | 4:45 – 6PM
ROOM 266, EVERSON HALL
Darien Lamen is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Bowdoin College where he specializes in the popular musics of Latin America and the Caribbean. Darien earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and has held appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research has been supported by fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. His published work focuses on issues of circulation, culture work, gender, and media technology in Brazil, and he is currently completing a book project on sound system culture and aspirational politics in the Amazonian city of Belém do Pará. Darien has also worked as a radio journalist, an ethnographic filmmaker, and as a scholar-consultant for Afropop Worldwide.