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Reaching the Ears of the Nation: Frederick Douglass’ Narratives and the African American Musical Traditions
The seminar investigates the repercussions and influence of Frederick Douglass's narratives of freedom and personhood and their inspirational role in sustaining African American discourses in culture and the arts, with emphasis on the development of an African American classical music tradition and the cultural role of hip hop and rap music in modern American society. Panelists James Melo, Senior-Supervising Editor at the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), CUNY Graduate Center, and musicologist for the Ensemble for the Romantic Century. Jason Lee Oakes, Popular Music Editor, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), CUNY Graduate Center.

Nov 7, 2022 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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