Spirit Sounds Symposium, Day 2

Friday, October 11, 2019

9:30am - 4:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Fishman Studio

Spirit Sounds is a symposium on the role of spirituality and religion in black American music. In a series of lectures and discussions, leading scholars from the fields of Religious Studies, Musicology, American Studies, and Africana Studies will discuss the history, aesthetics, and politics of religious expressions as found in jazz, funk, gospel, hip hip, and other genres of black music. Taking place over two days, Thursday-Friday October 10-11, it is free and open to the public. The closing concert, performed by Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles on the evening of October 11, is a ticketed event. [Link to more info and ticket portal].

Day 2: Friday, October 11, 2019

Granoff Center, Fishman Studio (154 Angell Street)

9:30-11:30 AM
Panel: “For God(s) and the Culture”: Re/Defining Blackness Through Spirit and Music

Moderator: Tricia Rose, Brown University

***Please note: Professor Monica Miller had to cancel her visit and talk. Her segment that was to begin at 2:30 is canceled.***

2:30-4:00
Keynote address: Can Dead Homies Speak? The Spirit and Flesh of Black Meaning
Monica R. Miller, Lehigh University

***Please note: Professor Monica Miller had to cancel her visit and talk. Her segment that was to begin at 2:30 is canceled.***

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The Spirit Sounds Symposium is made possible through support from

  • Brown University Humanities Initiative Programming Fund
  • Marshall Woods Lectureships Foundation of Fine Arts
  • Brown University Pembroke Center for Research on Teaching and Women
  • Brown University Dean of the College
  • Brown University Department of Music

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