Music in the Colonial 'Republic of Indians': Appropriations, Resistance, Success Stories

Leonardo Waisman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Argentine National Council for Science and Technology (CONICET) and the current Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge. His recent work includes a three volume critical edition of 18th-Century music from Jesuit South American missions (Un ciclo musical para la misión jesuítica: Los cuadernos de ofertorios de San Rafael, Chiquitos, 2015) and the first full-length history of Spanish-American music during colonial times (in press). As a harpsichordist and conductor specializing in Baroque music, he has presented in America, Europe and the Far East a number of concerts of previously unperformed music, as well as recording two CD’s for the Melopea label.