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10:00AM – 5:00PM | Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Hitchcock Room

10:15am – 10:30am | Welcome and Introductory Remarks

10:30am – 12:00pm | Panel I: Foundations

  • Perry Hall, Associate Professor, UNC AAAD Department
    • “Roots of Hip Hop: The ‘Other Side of the Sixties’”
  • Evan Rapport, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, The New School (NY) College of Liberal Arts
    • “Black Musical Sources of American Punk, 1968–1975”

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Lunch Break

                    >Performance and Special Recognition of the UNC Black Student Movement and Professor Emeritus Townsend Ludington

1:30pm – 3:00pm | Panel II: Revolutions

  • Kazadi wa Mukuna, Professor of Ethnomusicology, Kent State University School of Music
    • “The Urban Music and Mobutu’s Politics of Cultural Revolution During the First Decade (1965-1975) of the Second Republic – Zaire”
  • Jennifer Kyker, Associate Professor of Musicology, Rochester University Department of Music
    • “Listening to Safirio Madzikatire: The Contested Legacy of a Pioneering Zimbabwean Popular Entertainer”
  • Jean Kidula, Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Georgia School of Music
    • “1978: The Pivot to Kenya’s National Choral Explosion”
  • Timothy Rommen, Professor of Music and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania Department of Africana Studies
    • “Pay Me What you Owe Me”: Mobilizing Black Power in Dominica and the Bahamas

3:30pm – 5:00pm | Panel III: Retrospectives

  • David Pier, Associate Professor, UNC AAAD Department
    • “Olly Wilson’s Electronic Elegy for Martin Luther King, Jr.”
  • Tammy Kernodle, Professor of Musicology, Miami University Department of Music
    • “Activism and Praise: Mary Lou Williams, the Jazz Mass, and the Promotion of a Black Catholic Liturgical Aesthetic”
  • Dean S. Reynolds, City University of New York
    • “Jazz and Politics in the Digital Age: Narratives of History, Contemporary Aesthetics, and “Cosmopolitan Blackness'”

6:00PM – 8:00PM | Kenan Music Building, Rm 1201 (Rehearsal Hall)


“Jazz Reflections on 1965-75, with The Greg Glassman/Dave Schnitter Quintet” 

Greg Glassman, Trumpet

Dave Schnitter, Saxophone

Bryan Carrott, Vibraphone

Kenny Davis, Bass

Vince Ector, Drums


Support for the 2018 Global Africana Conference is being provided by UNC College of Arts & Sciences, Arts Everywhere, the UNC African Studies Center, and UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

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