Alice Xue will present her essay “The Nostalgic Modernists: Tradition and Pop in Por Por Music of Accra, Ghana” at the Society of Music Theory’s (SMT) 2022 Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 12. This is Alice’s first presentation ever at a national conference! Alice hopes that she does well and makes her advisor professor Kofi Agawu proud. The meeting will take place in New Orleans, Lousiana, therefore Alice will travel there on Thursday and return on Sunday. The meeting is also larger than ever, because this year’s meeting is joint with the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM). There will be up to 3000 attendees.