Island Gospel First Recipient of a Grant from the Bruno Nettl Endowment for Ethnomusicology


The University of Illinois is pleased to announce that Island Gospel: Pentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States by Melvin L. Butler has been selected as one of the two first recipients of a grant from the Bruno Nettl Endowment for Ethnomusicology. This internal fund helps ensure the publication of diverse research in musicology and honors internationally renowned musicologist Bruno Nettl, professor emeritus of musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and co-founder of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Island Gospel, the first book-length manuscript to explore expressions of Pentecostal Christianity in Jamaica and its diaspora from a music-centered perspective, exemplifies the spirit of the endowment.


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