Latin American Music Seminar

The Latin American Music Seminar (LAMS) is a UK-based interdisciplinary forum and network for Latin American music research.  It aims to bring together scholars, students, musicians and interested members of the public to share interest, knowledge, and critical perspectives on Latin American music. Since its foundation in 2000, LAMS has met twice each year on a Saturday (usually in May and November) for a day of five presentations with discussion, always ending with live music. The seminar takes a very open and eclectic approach to Latin American Music, welcoming papers on diverse themes, genres and issues, and reflecting a multiplicity of contexts. Presenters include a mix of scholars, research students, and musicians, alongside international visitors and members of the UK Latin American community.

In addition to our regular twice-annual seminars, LAMS also convenes periodic small-scale events often featuring live music.

If you wish to present a paper, live performance, or to be included on the Latin American Music Seminar email list, please contact Henry Stobart at 

The Latin American Music Seminar is generously hosted by the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS) and co-sponsored by the Institute of Music Research (IMR) of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. We are also especially indebted to Olga Jimenez (ILAS’ events manager) for her organizational support.

The LAMS committee consist of:



LAM seminars have been held twice per year since 2000. You can explore the topics discussed in each session by following the links below:


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