Monday, October 26, 2009

Carmen Sordo Sodi (1932-present)

Mexican singer, ethnomusicologist, percussionist, and music administrator. She was a student at the Colegio Juan de Dios Peza, the National Conservatory of Music, and the Idyllywild School of Music of the University of Southern California. In 1966 she became head of the Sección de Investigaciones Musicales and in 1974 director of the Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes and of the instrument museum of the same institute, where she also inaugurated the annual courses in ethnomusicology (1967–72). As an official researcher of the institute, she has studied and published in the areas of Mexican music history, folklore, dance, and ethnomusicology.

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