Join us on Monday, February 27, 2023, from 6:00-8:00pm for a conversation entitled "Dem Bo, Dembow, Dembo" as part of the Spring 2023 CLACS Colloquium. The conversation features ethnomusicologist and Berklee College of Music professor Wayne Marshall who co-edited Reggaeton (Duke 2009), Katelina 'Gata' Eccleston of @reggaetonconlagata and the #Perreo101 podcast, and Fordham University professor Angelina Tallaj whose research focuses on Dominican folk and popular music. This event is open to the public with RSVP.
The title of this session references Marshall's 2008 article "Dem Bow, Dembow, Dembo: Translation and Transnation in Reggaeton".
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About the Participants
Wayne Marshall (@wayneandwax) is an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches history courses with a focus on American popular music and dance. An ethnomusicologist who studies the interplay between Caribbean and US music, he co-edited Reggaeton (Duke 2009), the first book length treatment of the genre, and he has written about rap, reggae, and reggaeton in various academic journals and for press outlets like Pitchfork and New York Magazine.
Katelina “Gata” Eccleston (@reggaetonconlagata) is an internationally renowned music historian, creative, and entrepreneur recognized for her efforts in bridging the gap between Academia, the Latin music Industry and the public through her critically acclaimed platform Reggaeton Con La Gata. RXG is the first Bilingual platform dedicated to the intersectional analysis, musicology and History of Reggaeton Music. Her opinions have helped shape the landscape of Reggaetonhigh profile projects such as NEON by Netflix Debut 2023 Spotify Studios + Futuro Studios LOUD: The History of Reggaeton, 2021 and high profile publications such as The Washington Post, Rollingstone, LA Times, NPR and many more.
Angelina Tallaj has a Ph.D. in Ethnmusicology and an MM in piano performance and is currently an Assistant Professor at Fordham University. She has performed in major venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Her research focuses on Dominican and Caribbean music. Some of her publications include “‘A Country That Ain’t Really Belong to Me’: Dominicanyorks, Identity and Popular Music,” “Dominican Migrants, Plural Identities, and Popular Music,” and “Religion on the Dance Floor: Afro-Dominican Music and Ritual from Altars to Clubs.” She is currently working on her book titled Sonic Resistance: Afro-Dominican Music and Racial Identity.
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 Gallatin Amplified Voices Series, Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora and La Maison Française.