On Monday, May 1, 2023, at 6:00pm, join the Spring 2023 CLACS Colloquium for a workshop titled, Barco Negro, featuring Jacqueline Georgis, Daniel da Silva and DJ Where's Nasty.
This event is open to the public with RSVP. Please RSVP for all events via Eventbrite: nyuvaiven.eventbrite.com
About the Presenters
Jacqueline Georgis is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at College of the Holy Cross (2022-2023). She received her PhD in Ethnomusicology from Yale University in May 2022. Jacqueline is an interdisciplinary scholar of music. Her doctoral dissertation "Batida of the Diaspora: Afro-Portuguese Electronic Dance Music in Lisbon" examines ideas of cultural hybridity and transnational exchange within the Lusophone-Atlantic. Through the lens of batida, a contemporary Angolan inspired electronic dance music in Lisbon, Portugal, Jacqueline traces the musical and cultural roots and development of Afro-Portuguese history in Lisbon from the mid-20th century to today. "Batida of the Diaspora" investigates the ways in which local producers, DJs, and record label managers create and promote alternative spaces of Afro-diasporic cultural expression and visibility in a postcolonial context.
Daniel da Silva is Assistant Professor at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with a Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. He is co-director of the Queer Aqui Rio Working Group, and researches voice, music, and queer performance in the study of gender, sexuality, race, and popular Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultures, with a forthcoming book - Trans Tessituras: Queer Repertoires and Black Diaspora in Lusophone Popular Music.
Jason Almeida is a Cape Verdean-American DJ + multimedia & event producer from Providence, RI. He DJs and does his creative work as WHERE’S NASTY. He co-founded stay silent, a creative company that focuses on producing events, content, design, marketing, and products. Notable projects of ours include owning and operating Crib — a venue and nightclub, producing the DAY TRILL festival and party series including LUV U BETTER, HOOKAH KILLED THE DANCE FLOOR, and EGGS OVER BRUNCH. I also co-founded Trade — a non-profit art and creative entrepreneurship organization + gallery/retail space in Providence.
About the Colloquium
Organized by faculty members Sybil Cooksey and Yunior Terry, the colloquium "Música de Vaivén: The Habanera Diaspora" pairs a graduate seminar with a public event series. Learn more.
The Spring 2023 colloquium is organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and the Department of Music.
Additional sessions are made possible with support from the Center for Faculty Advancement, Gallatin Amplified Voices Series, Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora, La Maison Française, and Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York.