IASPM in Boston

After running my “Zunguzung” paper through the ringer at EMP the week before, I’ll be offering a slightly different (and no doubt revised) version at the annual US meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (or “yaspum,” as we say it). The conference takes place at Northeastern University from April 26-29; a preliminary conference program (w/ abstracts) is available here (my own paper’s panel is on Saturday, April 28, from 10:15 – 12:00pm, in Room 346).

In addition to the paper on Saturday, I’ll also be participating in a forum — from 1:30 – 3:15 in Room 346 — of “hip-hop ethnomusicologists” (or are we simply ethnomusicologists who study hip-hop? I prefer the former) discussing EgoTrip’s/VH1’s The White Rapper Show. Bringing together Joe Schloss, Cheryl Keyes, Kyra Gaunt, Timothy Mangin, Miles White, and yours truly, it promises to be a lively conversation. Hallelujah hollaback —