Music in Slavery's Archives with Maria Ryan

What does it mean to search for music-making in the archives of slavery? Maria Ryan studies African-descended musicians and listeners in the colonial Caribbean, and her research is fraught with ethical and logistical challenges. A conversation about fully imagining the lives of enslaved musicians, when the evidence of those lives is documented almost entirely by their oppressors.Maria Ryan is assistant professor of musicology at Florida State University's College of Music.Show no...

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Conversations with scholars about music, hosted by musicologist Will Robin and produced by D. Edward Davis