Tuesday, February 9
In honor and celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to attend “The Sound and the Fury: Black Music as Protest & (Re)Vision in the 20th Century.” The Levan Center for the Humanities welcomes, Dr. Shana Redmond, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (NYU Press, 2014).
Dr. Redmond's presentation will extend the work of her book Anthem, which details the use of music as a citizenship practice by Americans of African descent. Professor Redmond will discuss the genealogies of Black music protest and relate them to the current moment of crisis in which we hear the insurgent voices of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Janelle Monáe. Following Professor Redmond's presentation, participants are invited to ask questions and engage in discussion.
This event is free of charge, open to the public, and at Bakersfield College's main campus on Panorama Drive. Free parking.
Free: the event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9th in the Levan Center for the Humanities. It is adjacent to the Business Education Building, facing Panorama Drive.)
For more information, contact Erin Miller at email@example.com.