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Amelia K. Ingram

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Amelia Ingram is an educator, multi-instrumentalist, and ethnomusicologist. She primarily studies the music and culture of Trinidad and has performed steel pan, flute and latin percussion in Trinidad and the U.S. Her musical interests also extend to Venezuela, North Africa and Spain.

Amelia has performed with Rebuscar, Robert Munro Among Friends, Petrotrin Invaders and Moods Pan Groove steel bands, and has taught courses and workshops on steel pan, parang, Trinidadian carnival and interdisciplinary writing. She currently teaches and performs in New York City. Amelia graduated from the University of North Texas and the University of Florida, where she completed her M.M. Thesis entitled “The Petrotrin Invaders:  A Trinidadian Steel Band and its Relationship to Calypso, Soca, and the Recording Industry.” In 2002-2003, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct dissertation research on Spanish Creole culture and parang in Trinidad.  She is a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University. 


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