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Hello Anthro Community,

Please join us next Tuesday, March 2nd, at 5pm PST for a visit from Professor Deborah Wong, who will be discussing the genesis of her book Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko and its theoretical and political stakes. We hope to see you all there!

Louder And Faster Poster

Deborah Wong is a Professor of Ethnomusicology at UC Riverside and specializes in the musics of Thailand and Asian America. Her book Louder and Faster is a cultural study of the phenomenon of Asian American taiko, the thundering, athletic drumming tradition that originated in Japan. Immersed in the taiko scene for twenty years, Deborah Wong has witnessed cultural and demographic changes and the exponential growth and expansion of taiko particularly in Southern California. Through her participatory ethnographic work, she reveals a complicated story embedded in memories of Japanese American internment and legacies of imperialism, Asian American identity and politics, a desire to be seen and heard, and the intersection of culture and global capitalism.


Meeting Details

Topic: Deborah Wong

Time: Mar 2, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 984 8845 7087

Passcode: 905090