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Friday, March 23 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Cairo and Athens Spring Up

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Banning Eyre, “Cairo Soundscape: Revolution and Cultural Renaissance”

Maysan Haydar, “Wild in the (Arab) Streets: Songs for the Revolutions”

Hypatia Vourloumis, “Bad Athena: Crises, Syntheses and Sounds of a European Other”

Moderator: Katherine Meizel


Banning Eyre

Banning Eyre is an author, guitarist, radio producer, journalist, and Senior Editor at afropop.org. His work with the public radio series Afropop Worldwide has taken him to over a dozen African countries to research local music, especially guitar styles. He comments on world music for NPR’s All Things Considered. He is now editing a cultural biography about Thomas Mapfumo and the history of Zimbabwe.   Abstract: | | "Cairo... Read More →

Maysan Haydar

Maysan Haydar has been on staff at culture and news magazines, and has essays in the anthologies Body Outlaws (Seal Press) and Damage Control (HarperCollins). She spent several semesters studying in Damascus, Syria. Abstract: | | "Wild in the (Arab) Streets: Songs for the Revolutions" Along with new governments in three countries (and counting), the Arab Spring ushered in attention to music beyond pop legends Najwa Karam and Amr Diab. The... Read More →

Katherine Meizel

Katherine Meizel is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University. She has published in Slate.com, Popular Music & Society, and other journals and collections. Her book Idolized: Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol (Indiana University Press) was released in 2011.   Abstract: | | "Size Matters: 'Mini-Popstars' and New Dimensions of Celebrity Impersonation" Las Vegas has long been a national hub of... Read More →

Hypatia Vourloumis

Hypatia Vourloumis received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. She is a lecturer at the International Centre of Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies and Drury University Centre in Greece and has recently edited an anthology on contemporary Indonesian performance. Her teaching and research interests include modern Greek and postcolonial SE Asian cultural production.   Abstract: | | "Bad Athena: Crises, Syntheses and... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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