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'Decolonizing sound' focus of upcoming lecture/performance

The event features scholar/artist meLê yamomo in conversation with Teilhard Paradela
meLê yamomo.

University of Amsterdam scholar meLê yamomo will present a public lecture/performance on decolonizing sound Dec. 1 at the University of Guelph.

They will also be conducting a free workshop on Dec. 2

The event is being put on by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of Guelph, Musagetes, the ArtsEverywhere Festival, and CAFKA.

Big Ideas in Art + Culture + Improvisation: meLê yamomo in conversation with Teilhard Paradela is a free event, taking place in the arts auditorium at the MacKinnon Building, room 113. It will see the Berlin- and Amsterdam-based curator, scholar, and artist meLê yamomo presenting a performance/lecture on decolonizing sound in conversation with scholar Teilhard Paradela.

"In this video performance lecture, titled “...and when I speak, my brown skin and the entire ecology vibrate,” meLê yamomo will resound their philosophy of sound and the sonus—migrating between continents, cultures, artistic practices, and academic disciplines. Light refreshments will be served at 7pm in advance of the talk, which is free and open to everyone," says a news release.

You can RSVP to this talk through the event's Facebook event page.

meLê yamomo has lived in Lucena City, Los Baños, Metro Manila, Seoul, Bangkok, Warwick, and Munich, and now inhabits Amsterdam and Berlin researching, teaching, and creating performance/theatre and sound/music.

To learn more about the lecture and workshop, visit the IICSI website.