LAC Main Seminar Series: Haitian sonic engagements in (and out of) Brazil during the Covid-19 pandemic: listening to the (necro)political aesthetics of migration

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford

Speaker: Caetano Santos, Faculty of Music and Merton College



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Caetano Santos is an ethnomusicologist and DPhil candidate at the Faculty of Music and Merton College, where he is a recipient of the Clarendon/Merton College/Stuart Hall Foundation Scholarship. His doctoral research deals with the musical endeavours of Brazil’s Haitian diaspora, analysing the relationships between music and migration, race, translation, and intercultural conviviality through collaborative ethnographic engagements centred on music-making and cultural advocacy. His publications have appeared in journals such as Ethnomusicology Ireland and SEM Student News, and in 2022 he was awarded the Student Paper Prize by the British Forum of Ethnomusicology. As a musician, he is a multi-instrumentalist musician specializing in Irish traditional music, New Orleans R&B, Hungarian Roma music, and Brazilian choro.​