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Sunday, March 25 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Roundtable: I Pledge Allegiance to the Block: Cityscapes, Hegemonic Sound, and Blackness

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Whether a homesite for protest and resistance or, as Alain Locke suggests, an escape from the ‘medieval’ south, the city serves as both a muse and haven for black American cultural expression. Although cityscapes are heavily represented in African American music and popular culture, more discussion is needed about how the city is often a hegemonic space of black cultural expression. In other words, how does an urban setting dictate power and blackness in the (African) American community?

With: Regina Bradley, Fredara Hadley, Matthew Morrison, and Liana Silva

Moderator: Guthrie “Guy” Ramsey


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Regina Bradley

Regina N. Bradley is a PhD candidate in African American Literature at Florida State University. Her dissertation analyzes white hegemonic privilege and race consciousness in 21st century African American literature and culture. She regularly writes for AllHipHop, Sounding Out!, and... Read More →
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Fredara Mareva Hadley

Fredara Mareva Hadley is an ethnomusicologist with a research focus on music scenes and African American popular music. Her dissertation examines how the soul music scene in Atlanta, Georgia contributed to intra-racial diversity. In addition to academic pursuits, Fredara is an active... Read More →
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Matthew D. Morrison

Matthew D. Morrison is a PhD candidate in Musicology at Columbia University. He completed a masters in Musicology at The Catholic University of America. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Current Musicology, an adjunct instructor of black music at Vassar College, and writing a... Read More →
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Guthrie "Guy" Ramsey

Guthrie “Guy” Ramsey, PhD is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. His book Race Music: Black Cultures From Be-Bop to Hip Hop (University of California Press, 2003) was named outstanding book of the year by IASPM-US. He recently... Read More →
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Liana Silva

Liana M. Silva is a PhD candidate in Binghamton University’s English Department and Managing Editor for the sound studies blog Sounding Out! She is currently working on her dissertation, a study of representations of New York City and the idea of home in the cultural productions... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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