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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Sunday, May 18, 2014
International Symposium "An Audiovisual Exploration of Philippine Music: The Historical Contribution of Robert Garfias"

  • Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Language: English / Japanese (Simultaneous Translation)
  • Sponsor: National Institutes for the Humanities Inter-Institutional Research Project, "A study on visual ethnography of performing arts as human cultural resource"
  • Contact: TERADA Yoshitaka (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
    E-mail:terada at idc.minpaku.ac.jp
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Purpose

[img]Professor Robert Garfias (University of California, Irvine) is an internationally known ethnomusicologist who has been closely associated with Minpaku where he has served as a visiting professor three times before. In celebrating the felicitous occasion that he has been awarded the prestigious Koizumi Fumio Music Award, a symposium has been organized to discuss his audiovisual documentation of Philippine music.
The presenters will include Ramon Santos (Executive Director, Center for Ethnomusicology, University of the Philippines), Usopay H. Cadar (Director, Mindanao Kulintang Ensemble) and Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes (Associate Professor, Asian Center, University of the Philippines). The language of the symposium is English with simultaneous interpretation in Japanese. All are welcome. For further information, contact Terada Yoshitaka.

 

Programa

10:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Welcome speech
Kubo Masatoshi (Deputy Director-General, National Museum of Ethnology)
10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Introduction
Terada Yoshitaka (National Museum of Ethnology)
10:50 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Session 1
Film Screening: Robert Garfias film footage from Luzon
Paper: "'Beyond exoticism' and Philippine ethnography"
Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes (Associate Professor, Asian Center, University of the Philippines)
12:35 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Session 2
Film Screening: Robert Garfias film footage from Mindanao and Sulu
Paper: "The enduring gift Dr Robert Garfias gave to Southern Philippines"
Usopay H. Cadar (Artistic Director, Mindanao Kulintang Ensemble)
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee / Tea break
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Session 3
Paper: "A contextual commentary on the films by Robert Garfias on the Philippines"
Ramon P. Santos (Executive Director, Center for Ethnomusicology, University of the Philippines)

General discussion
Fukuoka Shota (moderator, National Museum of Ethnology)