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Student News: KU Music student groups collaborate in creation of lunch lecture series

portrait of Dr. Bolden portrait of Dr. Hodges Persley

This semester KU Midwest Music Research Collective (KU MMRC) successfully launched a Lunch Lecture series in conjunction with KU Musicians for an Anti-Racist College (KU MARC). These lectures were pluralist and have been funded and attended by multiple schools across campus. KU MMRC will continue the series in the spring. 

November 3, Dr. Tony Bolden from KU’s African and African-American Studies department author of the recently published book Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk, shared his new research about funk music and its blues roots. And on December 1, Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley from KU’s African Studies and African-American Studies department shared a presentation on her book Sampling and Remixing Blackness in Hip Hop Performance

 


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