Bellaviti is an Instructor at Ryerson University. His research interests include the development of musical nationalism in Panama, genre studies, the political economy of Latin America and Caribbean popular music and dance, and folk music collections in the Americas. More recently, he has undertaken a new area of study best described as a social history of Toronto's salsa scene.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Panama, Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Canada and US
Keywords: ethnomusicology of Panama, nationalism, Canada and US Latin@ diaspora, political economy of musical performances, arts and media, cultural studies, genre studies, salsa