Friday, March 21st

African-American Music in World Culture:
Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle for Freedom
Friday, March 21 , Conference Day 2
8:30-9:00 AM Registration
8:50-9:00 AM Opening Remarks Allison Blakely
9:00-10:35 AM Session 4: “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen” – Jazz: Of Our Spiritual Strivings
9:00-9:20 AM Paper – On Movements, Moments, and Cultural Emblems in Works by African-American Composers Horace Maxile
9:20-9:40 AM Paper – 75 Years of “Strange Fruit”: Metaphor and the Long Civil Rights Movement Katherine Turner
9:40-10:00 AM Paper – “Everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam!”: Linking Nina Simone’s Activism and Inclusion in the Jazz Community Heather Anderson
10:00-10:20 AM Paper – Suffering, Levinas, and Modern Jazz: The Liturgical Music of Mary Lou Williams Christopher Capizzi
10:20-10:35 AM Q&A Moderator: Dr. Laura Keith, Assistant Professor of Music, Claflin University
11:00-1:00 PM Master Class w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater
10:35 AM-12:10 PM Session 5: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” – Jazz: Streams of Consciousness
10:35-10:55 AM Paper – The African Drum in the Jazz Age: Metaphor and Nostalgia in Early Twentieth Century Black Culture Chris Johnson
10:55-11:15 AM Paper – The New Thing & The Blue Thing: Free Improvisation and the Jazz Avant-Garde Reconsidered Kwami Coleman
11:15-11:35 AM Paper – Tradition and Resistance: Wadada Leo Smith and the Liberation Politics of Creative “Classicism” Marc Medwin
11:55 AM-12:10 PM Q&A Moderator: Dr. Laura Keith, Assistant Professor of Music, Claflin University
12:10-12:50 PM Lunch
12:50-1:50 PM Keynote Address George Wein
1:50-2:00 PM Break
2:00-2:55 PM Session 6: “My Home Is Over Jordan” – African Sounds, American Identities: African Continental Streams of Influence in the Music of the African Diaspora
2:00-2:20 PM Paper – “Negroes Sing Their Pain”: Arsenio Rodríguez and the Afro-Latin Presence in the United States during the Black Power Movement David Garcia
2:20-2:40 PM Paper – A World Culture in African-American Music: the Struggle for Identity in the Ugandan Diaspora Peter Hoesing
2:40-2:55 PM Q&A Moderator:
Patricia Tang, Associate Professor of Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:55-3:05 PM Break
3:05-5:10 PM Session 7: “Wasn’t That A Wide River” – European Concert Music: From The New World
3:05-3:40 PM Lecture/Recital – Visions into the Past: A Comparative Analysis of Lisztian and Schubertian Influences in William Grant Still’s “Three Visions” Sujung Cho
3:40-4:00 PM Paper – The Deep Satisfaction of having Discovered a New World: William Dawson in Spain Gwynne Kuhner Brown
4:00-4:20 PM Paper – Forgotten Legacies of Haitian Classical Music: Pianist-Composer Carmen Brouard and Her Symphonic Poem “Baron la Croix” Rebecca Dirksen
4:20-4:55 PM Lecture/Recital – Exploring South Carolina African American Composers’ Classical Music Eunjung Choi/ Laura Keith/
Lori Hicks
4:55-5:10 PM Q&A Moderator: Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Boston University
5:15 -5:45 PM Vocal Performances-Spirituals Lori Hicks, Jonathan Blanchard, with an Introduction by Joshua Rifkin
6:30-9:00 PM Dinner with African Studies at SMG 9th floor