Public examination of Siboné Oroza’s dissertation

Siboné Oroza will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled “‘When I’m on Stage, I Rule’ – Cholita Futurism in Cochabamba, Bolivia” in the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, on Friday, 28 April 28th 2023 at 1 p.m. The public examination will take place in the main building of the University of Helsinki, lecture room U3032, address Unioninkatu 34. You can also follow the examination online.  Check the University of Helsinki’s website for all details and streaming link.

The documentary film (more info here) based on Siboné Oroza’s fieldwork materials will be screened the day before, Thursday, April 27th at 4 p.m., at the Festive Hall of the University of Helsinki’s Language Centre (Fabianinkatu 26, 3rd floor). The screening is organized by the Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology in collaboration with the discipline of Musicology at the University of Helsinki and it is free and open to anyone interested.

Music crossing borders on Fri, 9. Sept 2022

We will have an afterparty for the Crossing Borders in Music and Research seminar at Tenho Restobar in Kallio. The concert is open to everyone, even if you are not attending the seminar. There will be several musical performances that all cross borders in one way or another. The musical styles are mostly from Latin America and West Africa. The first band starts at 19.00 and the main act Jaranas del Norte will begin at about 20.30.

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Cholita Futurism in Bolivia

Musiciana and researcher  Siboné Oroza talks about her doctoral research in Bolivia and the documentary film “When I’m on Stage, I Rule” based on the research. The film première was in April in Helsinki.