Visibility, Hybridity, Exotica: or Music in the Real World

Event Date: 

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB McCune Room

Event Price: 

Free Admission

Presentation and Discussion by Professor John Hutnyk

Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London 

This talk canvasses several key concepts used in discussions of world music and questions their relevance in a context where the drum beats of war and the rumble of distant guns call the tune. Professor Hutnyk will draw on examples from contemporary popular media, advertising, music videos, and the iconography of war/terror. 

John Hutnyk is the author of several books, including "Bad Marxism: Cultural Studies and Capitalism" (Pluto Press 2004), "Critique of Exotica: Music, Politics and the Culture Industry" (Pluto Press, 2000) and "The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Presentation" (Zed books, 1996). He is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. 

This event is sponsored as part of The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) series on Music and Marxism with co-sponsorship from the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) speaker fund; Film Studies Department; English Department. This talk is also held in conjunction with Dr. Sonia Seeman's World Popular Music class (Music 168G/262G).