Gabriel Solis

Interim Head, Theatre

19972019
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A scholar of African American music and of Indigenous musics of the Southwestern Pacific, Gabriel Solis has done ethnographic and historical research with jazz musicians in the United States and with musicians in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Drawing on work in African American studies, anthropology, and history, he addresses the ways people engage the past, performing history and memory through music. Additionally, his work explores musicians' and audiences' interactions with and personalization of mass-mediated musical commodities in transnational circulation.

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Research Output 1997 2019

Soul, afrofuturism & the timeliness of contemporary jazz fusions

Solis, G., Apr 1 2019, In : Daedalus. 148, 2, p. 23-35 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

jazz
music
hip hop
musician
artist

The ⇜black pacific⇝ and decolonisation in melanesia: Performing nÉgritude and indigÈnitude

Webb-Gannon, C., Webb, M. & Solis, G., Jun 30 2018, In : Journal of the Polynesian Society. 127, 2, p. 177-206 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

decolonization
Melanesia
human being
Oceanian
foreignness

Duke Ellington in the LP Era

Solis, G., May 11 2017, Duke Ellington Studies. Cambridge University Press, p. 197-223 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Duke Ellington

Ellington in the Age of the LP

Solis, G., 2017, New Perspectives on Duke Ellington. Howland, J. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Further Perspectives on Music Technology in Ethnomusicology

Solis, G., 2017, The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education. Ruthmann, S. A. & Mantie, R. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 1998 2016

Canons in Musical Scholarship and Performance

Gabriel Solis (Participant)
Apr 18 2008Apr 20 2008

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

Thelonious Monk at 100: Enduring Questions

Gabriel Solis (Speaker)
Oct 13 2016

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Honors & Recognition

Jaap Kunst Prize

Gabriel Solis (Recipient), 2013

Prize

NEH Fellowship

Gabriel Solis (Recipient), 2015

Prize