Project Tag: Ethnomusicology

Dorothy Sara Lee

Photo by Carl Fleischhauer. Dorothy Sara Lee Speaks During Presentation of Wax Cylinder Recordings. United States Nebraska Macy, 1983. Photograph. African American, Archives, Folklore, Ethnomusicology Dorothy Sara Lee (1951-2005) Dorothy Sara Lee was an African American folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, and consummate scholar and ethnographer of Native American and Fijian musics and cultures. Born in …

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Manuel Heriberto Peña

Photo from the Arhoolie Foundation Tejano, Folklore, Ethnomusicology Manuel Heriberto Peña (1942-2019) Dr. Manuel Peña contributed significantly to Greater Mexican ethnomusicology, folklore and cultural studies. Using historical, folkloristic, and ethnographic data, he provided a rigorous Marxist analysis of socioeconomic class formation and its implication for Texas-Mexican musical styles and working- and middle-class aesthetics.  Manuel Peña …

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Frances La Flesche (Minxa’ska)

National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution. (Photograph 4504). Native American (Omaha), Ethnomusicology, Museum Work Frances La Flesche (Minxa’ska) (1857-1932) Francis La Flesche was the first Native American professional ethnologist. Working at the Smithsonian, he dedicated his scholarship to documenting Omaha and Osage tribal life and customs.   Born on the Omaha reservation (in present day Nebraska) in …

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