Dr. Jeffrey Manoel Pijpers finished his PhD at the University of Amsterdam with his dissertation “Sonic Resistance: Diaspora, Marginality and Censorship in Cuban and Brazilian Popular Music.” During his Master’s trajectory, he combined his career in Latin American Studies at Leiden University with a minor in classical guitar at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, which explains his interest in music through song lyrics and their performance. The space of “the sonic” as a nodal point of a song’s narrative, auditive and expressive characteristics is a central theme in his publications and presentations. He currently teaches Literature and Cultural Analysis at the Spanish department of the University of Amsterdam.
2016 / 201611 / Lecture
The Sonic Spectrum of Brazil's Tropicália: A Story Through Music