Southern Sounds/ Out of Bounds: Music and the Global American South

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February 8, 2013 @ 8:00 am
February 9, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

2013_Feb8_global southThis event is a conference presented by the Center for Global Initiatives and the Center for the Study of the American South in collaboration with Carolina Performing Arts and TEDxUNC.

The seventh annual Global American South Conference will be held Friday, February 8th through Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Karl Hagstrom Miller (University of Texas at Austin) will deliver the Chandler Lecture in Southern Business History as the conference keynote.  He is the author of “Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow,” which argues that the associations many musical genres have to racial and ethnic identities were created by scholars and the music industry, creating a “musical color line” in the South.

The Saturday conference is free with registration.  Tickets are available for purchase through Carolina Performing Arts to the Friday evening performance: Carolina Chocolate Drops with Vusi Mahlasela, and the Saturday evening performance of Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch with Wu Fei.  Tickets for TEDxUNC are available through their site.

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