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Saturday, March 24 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Urbanized Faith

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Mark Burford, “Swing Low: The Rise and Fall of the Sweet Chariot”

Christina Zanfagna, “’Earthquake Music’: The Cataclysmic Landscapes and Soundscapes of Holy Hip Hop”

Danielle Brown, “‘Leroy, Where Yuh Mudda Gone’: Language, Gender, and the Urbanization of Trinidad Parang Music”

Moderator: Gregory Erickson


Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown earned a doctorate in Music from New York University with a concentration in ethnomusicology, and a specialization in the music of Latin America and the Caribbean. She is an active vocalist and cuatro player, and composes and performs jazz and Latin American and Caribbean-based... Read More →

Mark Burford

Mark Burford is Assistant Professor of Music at Reed College. His work on European art music and popular music of the Americas has been published in various journals and edited collections. His current research focuses on the circulation and reception of black gospel singing within... Read More →

Gregory Erickson

Gregory Erickson is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Gallatin School of New York University where he teaches courses on religion, literature, music, and popular culture, and is the chair of the Writing Program. He is the author of The Absence of God in Modernist... Read More →

Christina Zanfagna

Christina Zanfagna is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Santa Clara University. Her research on Holy Hip Hop was recently published in Black Music Research Journal. She has worked for Afropop Worldwide, San Quentin’s Prison University Project, and the Mosaic Multicultural... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012