17 Applicants for Casa de las Americas Musicology Award

17 Applicants for Casa de las Americas Musicology AwardHavana, Oct 28. -Musicologists and music researchers from Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru and Mexico, among others will participate in the 12th Casa de las Americas Musicology Award, to be in session next November 1-5.

17 works will be in competition for the awrad. On the sideline, the 4th International Musicology Colloquium will include conferences and workshops.

Members of the jury will be Latin American and Caribbean personalities such as: Argentinean Omar Corrado, Peruvian Chalena Vasquez, Venezuelan Mariantonia Palacios, Cubans Ana Victoria Casanova and Jesus Guanche and Argentinean Bernardo Illari as special guest.

The head of Casa de las Americas music department, Maria Elena Vinueza, remembered that Casa de las Americas Award that was founded in 1979, has created new links in the music of the region, included the Caribbean.

She said to press that the four main topics to be discussed in the debates are: Theory and critics on thehistory and music historiography of Latin America, Urban popular music in Latin America and the Caribbean, Organology: a field potential underestimated and Music Management and Musicology Applied. The award, created by Cuban Argeliers Leon (1918-1991), has stimulated the broadcasting and recognition of some 200 works, of great value to the musical history of our region, Vinueza said. (Prensa Latina)