Dr. André de Quadros, Professor of Music at Boston University, presents 'This Beautiful yet Brutal World: Dreaming Non-violence through Musicking', this year's Kenneth H. Peacock Lecture.
In person: Room 130, Edward Johnson Building, Toronto / Livestream: Faculty of Music YouTube
Dr. André de Quadros is a professor of music at Boston University.with affiliations in African, African American & Black Diaspora, American and New England, Asian, Jewish, Muslim studies, prison education, Forced Migration and Antiracist Research. As an artist, scholar, and human rights activist, he has worked in over 40 countries in the most diverse settings including professional ensembles, projects with prisons, psychosocial rehabilitation, refugees, and victims of sexual violence, torture, and trauma. His work crosses race and mass incarceration, peacebuilding, forced migration, public health, and Islamic culture. He directs choirs and choral projects in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the United States, Israel and the Arab world, and the Mexico-US border. In 2019, he was a Distinguished Academic Visitor at the University of Cambridge.