Saturday, March 22nd

African-American Music in World Culture:
Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle for Freedom
Saturday, March 22, Conference Day 3
8:30-9:00 AM Registration
8:50-9:00 AM Opening Remarks Allison Blakely
9:00-10:30 AM Session 8: “Keep Your Hand On The Plow” – European Concert Music and Jazz: Breaking Barriers
9:00-9:35 AM Lecture/Recital – Maud Cuney-Hare, African American Classical Musician and Historian in Boston, MA Laura Keith
9:35-9:55 AM Paper – Opera Ebony Carolyn Sebron
9:55-10:15 AM Lecture/Recital – Women of Color: Black, Blues & Jazz Virginia Eskin
10:15-10:30 AM Q&A Moderator: Genithia Hogges, Boston University
10:30-11:45 AM Session 9: “Walk Together, Children” – Cross-Cultural Exchanges
10:30-10:50 AM Paper – African-Americanisms in Nigerian Hip Hop: A Gift and a Curse Stephanie Shonekan
10:50-11:10 AM Paper – Jesus Raps: The Cultural and Emotional Impact of Spirituals in Hip-Hop in the United States and South Africa Eldonna May Morgen Chawawa
11:10-11:30 AM Paper – A Spiritual for All People: Diasporic Appropriations of “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” Felicia Miyakawa
11:30-11:45 AM Q&A Moderator: Peter Hoesing, Assistant Professor of Music History and Ethnomusicology, Claflin University
11:45 AM-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-2:00 PM Workshop – Blues in Our Blood: the Artistic Evolution and Musical Influence of Carole Fredericks and Taj Mahal James and Connie Fredericks Malone
2:00-4:05 PM Session 10: “There Is A Balm In Gilead” – Hip Hop and Rap: Where Do We Go From Here?
2:00-2:20 PM Paper – Crossing the Bar Lines: Locating 20th and 21st Strategies of Musical Equipoise and Resistance James Williams
2:20-2:40 PM Paper – Hip Hop Hope: Sampling Obama, Articulating Race Daniel Blim
2:40-3:00 PM Paper – Frenchness in Hip Hop and Islam Veronique Helenon
3:00-3:20 PM Paper – The Deaf Hip Hop Movement and Struggle for Cultural Recognition Katelyn Best
3:20-3:50 PM Paper – It’s Not in the Manual: Digital Technologies and the Future of the DJ Niel Scobie
3:50-4:05 PM Q&A Moderator: John Thornton, Professor of History, Boston University
4:05 PM Closing Remarks Allison Blakely