Welcome to SALSA's new website!

We are pleased to offer enhanced features with new resources for our members and the public. SALSA is in the process of transferring materials from our organization's former website, including the “In Memoriam” section with memorials for Steve Rubenstein, Neil Whitehead, and Ken Kensinger, and the Kensinger Portal with links to the Working Papers and South American Indians publications. To view the initial memorials, search by name in the Search box below, or click "In Memoriam" in the footer at the bottom of this page, under Categories.

We are in the process of developing new features to allow members to share research and teaching materials (syllabi, bibliographies) and information about research archives and collections worldwide. In the future, Google Translate will appear on all pages. (For a preview, click the flag icons below, above the Search box).

We are seeking SALSA members to serve as website Curators, to periodically compile and submit updates for one or more sections of this site: information on new books, films, and exhibits by SALSA members; meetings of interest for lowland South Americanists; syllabi and bibliographies; and archive/collections information. No web design skills are required. If you are interested in becoming an e-Curator, or have suggestions for additions or changes to improve this new website, write to the SALSA webmaster.

This website redesign was initiated with a generous contribution from Tony Seeger, Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology at UCLA, who energized SALSA's 2013 conference, in Nashville, with lively singing and a memorable keynote address titled, "Speech, Music, and Place: From the Grand Ole Opry to the Grander, Older Amazon and Orinoco."

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