Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy

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Adjunct Professor, Department of Ethnomusicology

Department: Ethnomusicology
Department of Ethnomusicology
2554 Schoenberg Music Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1657
Campus Mail Code: 165706
Phone: 310-206-9593
Fax: 310-206-4738

Keywords: India, South Asia, Music

Classical and non-classical musics of South and Southeast Asians and Asian-Americans; field methodology; ethnographic film in ethnomusicology; music and the sacred; applied and public sector ethnomusicology
Ph.D. Brown University; M. Mus. Yale University; B.A. Vassar College


Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy's research, writing, teaching, curatorial activities, and multi-media publications often have an applied focus, aimed at community development of minority traditions, especially in diasporic settings. She served as curator and presented the first concert and lecture tour outside India with a group of African-Indian Sidi performers from Gujarat, in September 2002, traveling with them in England and Wales. Her most recent publications include Sidi Sufis: African Indian Mystics of Gujarat (Aspara Media 2002: 79-minute CD), From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora (Apsara Media 2003) a co-edited volume with Indian Ocean historian Edward Alpers, Sidis and Scholars: Essays on African Indians (New Delhi: Rainbow Publications, 2004) and Music for a Goddess (Apsara Media 2008). Professor Catlin-Jairazbhoy is the current Bake-Jairazbhoy Chair Professor of Indian Ocean Studies, PSMO College, an affiliate of Calicut University, Kerala.

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