Interview with Rebecca Hope Dirksen


  • Isabel Machado



interview, festive studies, festivals, celebrations, New Books Network, Haiti, Carnival, ethnomusicology, Haitian music


Isabel Machado interviews Rebecca Hope Dirksen on After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti (2020). Interview date: Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Rebecca Dirksen is an ethnomusicologist working across the spectrum of musical genres in Haiti and its diaspora. Her research concerns cultural approaches to development, crisis, and disaster; sacred ecologies, diverse environmentalisms, and ecomusicology; and applied/engaged/activist scholarship. She is a professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington and a founding member of the Diverse Environmentalisms Research Team (DERT).

Author Biography

Isabel Machado

Isabel Machado is Research Associate with the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture hosted by the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at the University of Johannesburg.




How to Cite

Machado, Isabel. 2021. “Interview With Rebecca Hope Dirksen”. Journal of Festive Studies 3 (1):284.