Working Together: Afro-Peruvian Musicians, Digital Humanities, and Collaborative Research Method

Rodrigo Chocano (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

Conexiones Musicales Afroperuanas is a web-based crowdsourcing project application intended to expand ethnographic and archival research capacity in the study of Afro-Peruvian music while involving grassroots practitioners in the knowledge production process. Based on critical race theory and social network analysis, Conexiones Musicales Afroperuanas seeks a better understanding of the connections among Afro-Peruvian musicians, institutions, and other stakeholders throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. This presentation outlines the way this app expands ethnographic and archival research capacity; involves grassroots practitioners; collectively produces an open-source data repository; and aligns with the agendas of Afro-Peruvian musicians and activists.

Part of 06-10 Music and Identity, Friday, October 14, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm