CSEAS Fall Lecture Series: Joe Kinzer

CSEAS Fall Lecture Series: Joe Kinzer

Curatorial Associate, Loeb Music Library

Harvard University


Title: "Arab Lutes and Indian Ocean Routes through Malaysian Soundscapes"


Hybrid event: In-person Campus Life 100.

Virtual format registration required at https://niu-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEudOGgqzsvEtP8VSI5DFlsVZIbj4u-OFsZ

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)


Joe Kinzer received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in 2017, and specializes in issues of identity and religious expression in Asian musical contexts. He has taught ethnomusicology courses at the University of Washington and Northern Illinois University. Currently, he is the Senior Curatorial Assistant for Harvard University’s Archive of World Music and Affiliate Faculty member for Antioch University’s Individualized Master of Arts (IMA) Program. He plays the ‘ud (Arab lute) in Boston College’s Astaza! ensemble and is Section Editor for the Malaysian Journal of Music. His book, Arab Lutes and Global Roots in the Music of Muslim Malaysia (Routledge, forthcoming), explores how centuries of conflicting Hindu-Buddhist and Islamic influences from India and the Middle East have transformed and continue to complicate Malay cultural politics in 21st century musical practices. 


Co-sponsored by NIU's World Music Program


All lectures free and open to the public

Dial-In Information


Friday, September 23 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Peters Campus Life Building, 100
545 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


Arts and Culture, Research, Academics

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students





Center for Southeast Asian Studies, School of Music
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