Spirit Sounds Symposium - Oct 10-11, 2019

Spirit Sounds is a symposium on the role religion and spirituality have in black American music. Spirit Sounds takes place over two days, Thursday-Friday, October 10-11, 2019. The symposium events during the daytime on October 10-11 are free and open to the public for observation. 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 1: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Grant Recital Hall (1 Young Orchard Avenue)

1:00-1:30 PM
Welcome and opening remarks

1:00-3:30 PM
Panel: Revealing Religion in Black Music

Moderator: Andre Willis, Brown University

4:00-5:30 PM
Keynote address: Hide/Melt/Ghost

Guthrie Ramsey, Jr., University of Pennsylvania

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 on Day 2 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 on Day 2 is canceled.***

Speakers

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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