InDigital Week

Vanderbilt News article

Tuesday, March 14

Concert featuring indigenous musicians: Balam Ajpu, Pykatire Kayapó, and JAAS Newen

Time: 12:30pm
Location: Bragg Communications Building (next to the library)
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Sponsored by the Center for Popular music, Colleges of Media and Entertainment and Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, & Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies

Thursday, March 16

Opening Reception and Performances by indigenous musicians

Location: Bishop Joe Johnson Black Cultural Center, Vanderbilt University
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Friday, March 17-Saturday, March 18

Indigenous Engagement with Digital and Electronic Media 
Location: Vanderbilt University
Since the 1990s researchers in the emergent field of Indigenous Media have documented and analyzed indigenous peoples’ engagement with various forms of digital and electronic media.  In Latin America, the use of digital cameras, cell phones, Facebook, and YouTube opens up a new universe of expression and interaction that is evolving in unpredictable ways. Combined with the consumption of both indigenous and non-indigenous media, critical, but largely as yet unexamined changes in worldview and behavior are rapidly unfolding.

The InDigital Latin American Conference explores these themes through a series of individual papers, roundtable discussions, and short films. This conference is co-sponsored by Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University. For more information please visit the conference website.

Sunday, March 19

Balam Ajpu Public Concert

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Carpenter’s Square
3016 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, Tennessee

This concert is sponsored by the Global Education Center, Casa de la Cultura Latino Americana, Carpenter’s Square and the Center for Latin American Studies.