Jeff Packman (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is an ethnomusicologist who has conducted extensive fieldwork in Bahia, Brazil focusing on professional music making in relation to cultural politics, especially discourses of race and class.  More recently, his research has examined various manifestations of samba de roda, an Afrodiasporic music and dance practice from rural Bahia.  Jeff is completing a book on local working musicians in Bahia’s capital city, Salvador, and his writing has appeared in edited collections as well as journals including Black Music Research Journal,EthnomusicologyLatin American Music Review, and Ethnomusicology Forum.  He currently teaches at the University of Toronto.

This Culture Hub event is  co-sponsored by School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture and will take place on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 2:30 pm in Room 201D St. Patrick’s Building. View the poster here. 

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