Lecture given at the Robert C. Goizueta Pavilion on November 22, 2010.

This presentation provides an overview of the afrocubanismo movement, a pan-artistic phenomenon in the 1920s and 1930s, similar to the Harlem Renaissance. Dr. Moore explores the fundamentally ambivalent attitudes about Afro-Cuban culture associated with the period, and the ways in which composers created highly stylized and often stereotyped representations of working-class Afro-Cuban music for circulation in the concert hall and commercial marketplace.

Dr. Robin Moore is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Nationalizing Blackness: Afrocubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920–1940 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997) and Music of the Hispanic Caribbean (Oxford Press, 2010). He is currently editor of the Latin American Music Review.

Sponsored by the Department of Musicology of the Frost School of Music, the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries, the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies.

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