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Music, Peace, and Justice in the Americas: A Tribute to John Burdick


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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Program on Latin America and the Caribbean presents

Music, Peace, and Justice in the Americas: A Tribute to John Burdick

Please join the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA) to celebrate and honor the life of our dear colleague and friend, Professor of Anthropology, John Burdick. John’s work on race, religion, and music in Brazil and on peace and justice across the Americas inspires this PLACA musical tribute. Mark your calendar to gather in Zoom with other PLACA friends to relax together and enjoy listening to different musical performers throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.


Colleen Kattau

Bilingual Vocalist, Guitarist and Composer of Songs

Associate Professor of Spanish, SUNY Cortland

Colleen is an award-winning songwriter and Associate Professor of Spanish at SUNY Cortland. One of her passions is to interpret songs in the nueva canción tradition, a movement which, in addition to the beautiful melodies and poetic lyrics, also was and still is one of the “sound tracks” for social justice and change.

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