Professor of Music
Hill Hall 220
David Garcia is Professor of Music in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the music of the Américas with an emphasis on African diasporic and Latinx music and history. His publications include Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music (Temple University Press, 2006) and Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins (Duke University Press, 2017). He is currently editing a critical reader on the history of Latin music, dance, and theater in the United States, 1783-1900. He is also editor of the Journal of the Society for American Music. Garcia teaches courses in ethnomusicology and is the musical director of UNC’s Charanga Carolina.