Music and the Global American South aims to bring together graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and a broader public audience to share current research on the culture, meaning, and practices surrounding music in and from the Global American South. The two-day conference will consider musical import/export, musical manifestation of changing populations, musical meaning contextualized by regional history and contemporary politics, and musical transgressions of boundaries or borders in region, style, genre, and identity.
Special Programming includes:
The conference is free with registration. Tickets are available for purchase through Carolina Performing Arts both performances. Conference registrants will receive a code for 20% off performance tickets while they last!
This conference is part of the ongoing exploration of the globalization of the southern United States that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been pursing for over a decade. Each year this interdisciplinary conference focuses on a different theme to reveal the interplay of the global and the local, both the impacts of globalization on our region and the often surprising ways that local culture and experience influence distant communities and regions.