Thursday, September 28, 2006

Merengue panel discussion at El Museo

I promised to keep you all abreast of merengue-related events, so here you go.In conjunction with an excellent exhibit of merengue-related art at El Museo, a panel discussion on merengue is being offered. Even if you can't make the talks, try to see the exhibit, which includes great art by Dominicans and Dominican-Americans!

HEY! Is that me scheduled to talk at 2:55? Guess I better get ready...

Schedule for October 7:

2:00 Welcoming by El Museo Staff.

2:05 Introduction by Moderator:
Peter Manuel, (PhD) Professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY and Graduate Center, CUNY.

2:10 1st Panelist: "Merengue, Danza, and Meringue: three musical versions of the Caribbean contradanza"
Edgardo Díaz Díaz, (PhD) Professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

2:25 2nd Panelist: "An Impious Passion Called Merengue, The Satanizacion of Merengue in the Caribbean in century XIX"
Darío Tejeda, (PhD) Director of the Institute for Caribbean Studies (INEC).

2:40 3rd Panelist: "New Views on Merengue History"
Paul Austerlitz, (PhD) Assistant Professor, Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College.

2:55 4th Panelist: "Merengue Típico in New York and Santiago"
Sydney Hutchinson, PhD Candidate, NYU.

3:10 5th Panelist: "Current Trends, the influence of Hip-Hop and Reggaeton on Merengue"
Angelina Tallaj, PhD Candidate Graduate Center, CUNY.

3:25 Open dialogue moderated by Peter Manuel + Q&A .


Rene said...

I hope everything went as planned :) Please, let us know if any related materials are made publicly available.

Sydney said...

Everything went just fine, thanks!
More info on the exhibit can be found on the Museo's web site:

And word on the street is we may be giving these talks again at Rutgers University in April. I'll keep you posted.