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Friday, March 23 • 9:00am - 11:00am
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Steve Waksman, “On the World Stage: The Fisk Jubilee Singers and the World’s Peace Jubilee”

Keir Keightley, “From Hogan’s Alley to Tin Pan Alley: Media Synergy at the Turn of the Century”

David Brackett, “Fox Trots, Hillbillies, and the Classic Blues: Categorizing the 1920s”

Yuval Taylor, “’That’s Why Darkies Were Born’: Black Singers and the Minstrel Tradition in New York City, 1931–1933”

Moderator: Theo Cateforis


David Brackett

David Brackett is Associate Professor and Chair of the Musicology Program at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. His publications include the Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates and Interpreting Popular Music. He is currently completing a book on genre and identity in 20th-century U. S. popular music.   Abstract: | | "Fox Trots, Hillbillies, and the Classic Blues: Categorizing the 1920s" During the 1920s... Read More →

Theo Cateforis

Theo Cateforis is an Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures in the Department of Art & Music Histories at Syracuse University. He is the author of Are We Not New Wave? Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s (University of Michigan Press, 2011) and editor of The Rock History Reader (Routledge, Second Edition forthcoming, 2012).

Keir Keightley

Keir Keightley is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. His most recent publications are “Un voyage via barquinho...: Global Circulation, Musical Hybridization, and Adult Modernity, 1961-69” in Migrating Music (Routledge 2011) and “The Historical Consciousness of Sunshine Pop” in Journal of Popular Music Studies. This paper is part of a new book project... Read More →

Yuval Taylor

Yuval Taylor is the coauthor, with Jake Austen, of Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop (Norton, 2012) and, with Hugh Barker, of Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music (Norton, 2007). He acquires books on music, film, and African American interest for Chicago Review Press.   Abstract: | | ""That's Why Darkies Were Born": Black Singers and the Minstrel Tradition in New York City... Read More →

Steve Waksman

Steve Waksman is Associate Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith College. He is the author of This Ain’t the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk (winner of the 2010 Woody Guthrie Award given by IASPM-US) and Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience. Currently he is researching a cultural history of “live music” in the U.S. and co-editing the Sage... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
The Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GC) 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

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