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Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre & Dance


Faculty - David Font Navarrete

David Font-NavarettePhone: 718-960-7778
Office: Music Building, Room 304
Office Hours: TBA
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., Antioch College; M.A., University of Maryland; Ph.D., York University

David Font-Navarrete is a musician, artist, and ethnomusicologist. As an ethnomusicologist, he has conducted primary research in Cuba, Senegal, the Gambia, and the United States. The subjects of his publications include traditional Afro-Cuban and African music, the "tradi-modern" Congotronics series of recordings, the Sublime Frequencies label, and Bass. His current research projects include: a book and multimedia project on Afro-Cuban music (co-written with Kenneth Schweitzer), Lukumí Music: Art, Ritual, and Culture; a monograph on the confluence of cultural traditions, avant-garde art, and ethnography titled Art at the Edge of Tradition; and an English translation of Lydia Cabrera's El Monte. Font-Navarrete earned a BA from Antioch College (1995), an MA from the University of Maryland College Park (2007), and a PhD from York University (2011). Before joining Lehman College CUNY in 2017, he worked at Duke University, Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami Dade College, and Washington College.

Selected Publications