I will be presenting a paper at the 18th biennial IASPM conference in Campinas, Brazil, on 30 June. My paper is entitled 'Excavating "Coimbra": Genealogy, Nostalgia, and the Material Life of a Portuguese popular song' and the abstract is below. This paper uses the story of a particular song, the Portuguese fado ‘Coimbra’, as a… Continue reading Upcoming presentation: ‘Excavating “Coimbra”: Genealogy, Nostalgia, and the Material Life of a Portuguese popular song’
My article 'Time and Distance Are No Object: Holiday Records, Representation and the Nostalgia Gap' has been published in the French popular music journal Volume! in an issue devoted to popular music and nostalgia. ABSTRACT: Whether temporally or spatially focussed, nostalgia results from a division between what is longed for and the moment of longing.… Continue reading New publication: “Time and Distance Are No Object”: Holiday Records, Representation and the Nostalgia Gap
My essay ‘The Choreography of Longing: Songs, Screens and Space in Carlos Saura’s Fados’ has been published in a special issue of the journal Quaderns de Cine on cinema and urban popular musics, edited by Kiko Mora. An abstract and pre-publication draft can be found here.
My review of the Enciclopédia da Música em Portugal no Século XX (Encyclopedia of Music in Portugal in the 20th Century) has been published in the latest issue of Popular Music and is reproduced here by permission of the journal's access policy. PDF First published in Popular Music Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan 2014): 161-164.… Continue reading Review: Enciclopédia da Música em Portugal no Século XX
An article by Naresh Fernandes on fado for Live Mint. Naresh interviewd me for the piece, during which process I was happy to discover his previous writing. Naresh is a journalist and author of the book Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age. There's a great blog to accompany that book, which also… Continue reading Fado article
I'll be intorducing a screening of Carlos Saura's film Fados as part of the Vamos! festival in Newcastle upon Tyne on 9 July. Details here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZgiKTQ-YF4