Pond, Steven F. : Small Grant, 2014-2015


Steven F. Pond (Music)

Project Title: 
International Association for the Study of Popular Music, 18th Biennial IASPM Conference
Project Abstract: 
Steven Pond will be attending an international conference [SFP] and studying individually with expert musicians in Brazil to learn advanced samba skills and develop a new course, tentatively titled “Playing Samba, Knowing Brazil.” Designed as a seminar-style course, the class will meet twice a week to study music and culture in Brazil, largely but not exclusively through its music. A “discussion section” meeting will coincide with the weekly rehearsal of Deixa Sambar. Students enrolled in the seminar course will engage kinesthetically with their academic work.