Peter Manuel

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Peter Manuel, an ethnomusicologist and professor of music at John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center, has researched and published extensively on traditional and contemporary musics of North India, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. His books include Cassette Culture: Popular Music and Technology in North India, Popular Musics of the Non-Western World (winner of an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award), Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae (with M. Largey and K. Bilby; winner of the Caribbean Studies Association 1996 Gordon K. Lewis Best Book Award and "Outstanding Academic Book" award of Choice, 1996),* East Indian Music in the West Indies* (winner of the Caribbean Studies Association 2001 Gordon K. Lewis Best Book Award), and Essays on Cuban Music (an anthology of essays by Cuban and non-Cuban scholars). He served as a Center music panelist and LOI panelist in 2012.