Lecture by Jochen Eisentraut

Lecture by Jochen Eisentraut

May 17, 2017. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

B544 - Schoenberg Music Building 445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Lecture by Jochen Eisentraut

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology


featuring a lecture by

Jochen Eisentraut
Lecturer, Bangor University, UK, and Visiting Scholar at UCLA

"Yoga, Salsa, and the Globalized Self"

Abstract: A number of practices originating outside the West, such as salsa, capoeira, belly dance, and yoga have become popular with Europeans and North Americans over recent decades. Close analysis reveals that these ‘adopted cultural practices’ have a good deal in common, such as an emphasis on embodiment, communal activity and a sense of the ‘care of the self’ (Foucault). Participants are challenged to feel and move differently, and what is learned is identified as originating in another culture. In this way their ‘self-identity’ (Giddens) can be affected to some extent, or even considerably in the case of those who become deeply involved and spend extended periods in a place which is seen as a ‘source’ of their chosen practice.

Dr. Jochen Eisentraut is a Visiting Scholar at UCLA from Bangor University in the UK where he is a full time Lecturer in ethnomusicology. His book The Accessibility of Music: Participation, Reception and Contact is published by Cambridge University Press. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Brazil and also writes and performs music.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
B544, Schoenberg Music Building

Open to the public and free of charge
Parking in Lot 2 — $12 (Hilgard and Westholme)
Information: (310) 825-5947