He received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He is currently a research fellow at the Institute for Ethnomusicology (INET-MD) at NOVA University in Lisbon (Portugal). His research interests focus on the study of music as a social and cultural phenomenon in three interdisciplinary domains: the relationship between music, identity and migration; the field of sound studies, and the study of music in urban settings. In 2017 he was part of the research team for the AHRC project “Understanding the Role of Sound and Music in Conflict Transformation: The Mozambique Case Study” at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.
He is the author of the monograph Cubaneando en Barcelona. Música, migración y experiencia urbana (CSIC, 2012) and his research has been published in different journals (TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música, Western Folklore, Revista d’Etnologia de Catalunya, MUSICultures) and edited books, among others Fiesta y ciudad: pluriculturalidad e integración (CSIC, 2008), Made in Spain. Studies in Popular Music (Routledge, 2013), Musical Performance and the Changing City (Routledge, 2013) or Towards an Anthropology of Ambient Sound (Routledge, 2017). He is also the editor of TRANS-Transcultural Music Review.