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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.
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 : OPEN