Ethnomusicology: A Conversation with Nathan Salsburg

Grammy-nominated curator of the Alan Lomax Archive
When Feb 11, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
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Ethnomusicology is the study of music in its cultural context. Ethnomusicologists approach music as a social process in order to understand not only what music is but why it is: what music means to its practitioners and audiences, and how those meanings are conveyed.

Nathan Salsburg is a guitarist, producer, archivist and Grammy-nominated writer in Louisville. As Curator of the Alan Lomax Archive, he compiles releases of the American folklorist’s recordings and managing the Archive’s online audio, photo, and video catalogs. He’s also produced archival releases for the Mississippi and Tompkins Square labels, and he curates the Twos & Fews recording imprint of Chicago’s Drag City company. As a guitarist, he has released two solo albums: “Affirmed” (No Quarter, 2011) and “Hard For to Win and Can’t Be Won” (No Quarter, 2013), and a guitar-duet with James Elkington named “Avos” (Tompkins Square, 2011).

Admission is free and open to the public.

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