Valente Lecture: with Scott Linford
Scott Linford is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has conducted musical fieldwork in West Africa, Central America, and the United States around themes of participation and musical experience, ethnicity, gender, agriculture and the environment, musical geographies, and colonial and post-colonial politics. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he holds an MA and PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA.
Linford’s work has appeared in Ethnomusicology Review, the Yearbook for Traditional Music, and Ethnomusicology Forum, and he is currently producing an album for Smithsonian Folkways focused on the ekonting, a Casamançais plucked lute. Linford currently serves as a co-chair of the African Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology. A guitarist, fiddler, and award-winning banjoist, Linford directs the Bluegrass and Old Time String Band at the University of Cincinnati. He published an instructional DVD in banjo technique with Alfred Music, and performs regularly at local square dances and old time jams in Ohio and Kentucky. Linford has also directed three documentary films focusing on musical communities in New Orleans, Seattle, and Senegal.
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Made possible by the William E. Valente Endowment