Lecture: Un/Sound Music, Un/Stable Ground: Music, Disaster, and Development in Haiti


Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 4:00pm


Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public

Lecture by Rebecca Dirksen RI '17

At Radcliffe, Rebecca Dirksen is completing a book about musical models of grassroots development in Haiti before and after the earthquake of 2010. An ethnography of disaster and of development, this work moves beyond simply examining how ordinary Haitian citizens use musical dialogue to critique infrastructural weaknesses and abuses of authority to demonstrating how a growing number of social and civic groups employ music as an explicit and fundamental tool for strengthening their communities.

Part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series