Category Archives: Chile

Interview: Branford Marsalis at San Bernardo Jazz Fest

Branford Marsalis is not known to mince words. So when the upstart Chilean jazz magazine Papeles de Jazz invited me to interview him, I know that he wouldn’t hesitate to share his first impressions of Chile in the midst of his first … Continue reading

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A Jazz Band in Chile In 1917 @ Ethnomusicology Review

The Word Jazz In The Jazz World By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Ethnomusicology Review Sounding Board I wrote about some preliminary research that I did for my Chilean fieldwork, which brought up a reference to a “jazz band” there … Continue reading

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Remembering My 21st Birthday in Buenos Aires

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to send birthday greetings—it has been a pleasure to receive them throughout the day. Scrolling through all of your lovely messages on Facebook and email reminded me of the first day that I … Continue reading

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Lubricity Is Back … In Santiago, Chile

Well, folks: I made it to Santiago. As longtime readers of this blog know, Chile’s jazz scene has already taught me so much about what it means to make music in the world today—and that jazz is thriving all over … Continue reading

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I Know What I’ve Done Since Last Summer

The last time I posted here, over six months ago, I wrote: Next up: I’m flying to Chile on Thursday to start a month of fieldwork in South America. Wish me luck on the next step of this adventure—and let’s … Continue reading

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