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1619-Present -- 11/19/20 Daypass -- African American Music and its conribution to the American Musical Landscape
Speaker: Professor Louise Toppin Louise Toppin has received critical acclaim for her operatic, orchestral, and oratorio performances worldwide.Represented by Joanne Rile Artist Management, she has recorded eighteen compact discs and specializes in repertoire of African American composers. She co-founded the George Shirley Competition and directs Videmus, which encourages performance and scholarship of African American music. She was the Distinguished University Professor, Chair of the Music Department at UNCChapel Hill and is currently Professor of Music at The University of Michigan. Speaker’s Synopsis: The music of African Americans has received concurrently praise for its innovation and criticism for its lack of cultural conformity. This lecture will discuss the history of the music as it moves from its roots in Africa through to the present day. By examining responses to the music, we will explore the lasting implications and impact of this music on the American musical landscape and more broadly American culture. A link to OLLI's 1619 Lecture Series brochure is available, see: https://www.olli-umich.org/sites/default/files/files/downloads/ThLS%232%20Brochure%202020-2021%20Final%20-%20Updated.pdf A link to The 1619 Project Interactive Magazine can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html A resources list put together by the OLLI 1619 subcommittee is available, see: https://www.olli-umich.org/sites/default/files/files/downloads/1619%20Project%20%20Resource%20List%20Oct.%201.pdf Lunch Bunch Discussions Lunch Bunch OLLI Commons sessions for discussion follow each of the lectures in the Thursday Morning Lecture Series. These discussion and personal reflection sessions are free—no registration required. Each discussion and reflection session will be led by a member of the sub-committee that created the lecture series. The sessions start at noon. Lunch Bunch Zoom Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503 Lunch Bunch: Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503 Lunch Bunch: Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Follow this link for more information on the Lunch Bunch OLLI Commons sessions: https://www.olli-umich.org/olli-commons#OLLICommons-LunchBunch
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 2 - 1619-Present - The Many Consequences of Slavery
Date(s) : 11/19/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED