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Former Tulane Rockefeller Fellow Ned Sublette to Speak at UNO

October 4th, 2010
4:30 PM

Location
The University of New Orleans
Engineering 101
(corner of Founders Road/Leon C. Simon Blvd.)

“Uptown and Downtown New Orleans As Musical Plate Tetonics: A Postmamboist Looks at Canal Street”

Ned Sublette, author of The World that Made New Orleans and The Year Before The Flood, will talk about the Crescent City as a hemispheric frontier.

‘€œForget that stuff about New Orleans being the northernmost town of the Caribbean,‘€ he says. ‘€œNew Orleans isn‘€™t on the Caribbean, and anyway, it‘€™s even better than that. New Orleans is where the northern hemisphere meets the southern, where the African American and the Afro-Latino come together. And the precise frontier is Canal Street.‘€ The evidence is in the music. . . .

Postmamboism is a portable theory that places music at the center of understanding and uses music to interrogate other fields of study. While the premises and methods of Postmamboism are applicable across a wide variety of musics, the discipline begins with the study of African and African diaspora musics, given their historical centrality to the music of the world and their deep connection through slavery, neoslavery,and liberation struggles to fundamental questions of colonialism, capitalism, and civilization.
Postmamboism calls for a thorough knowledge of music of the black Atlantic, and implicitly has much to do with the emergent field of Atlantic studies, but its techniques and perspective can work with any musical culture. From a new frontier in Global and Anti-Colonial Studies, Ned Sublette now demonstrates how New Orleanians Re-made the World…

Sponsored by the UNO History Department and UNO-Latin American Studies.

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