The rebirth of the protest song in the era of #BlackLivesMatter

  • Start Date: May 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • End Date: May 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Contemporary Cafe
  • Ticket Price: 0.00

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The American Music Listening Group is a small, informal group of academics, students and other interested parties associated with The University of Nottingham’s Department of American and Canadian Studies and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. The group meets regularly to play and discuss music of any and every type that has a connection to American culture. No one among us is a trained musicologist or competent musician! We just enjoy listening to and sharing our impressions and ideas about music. Please come and join us.

Music has played a key role in the angry response to racist policing and contemporary America. Nick Heffernan, lecturer in American and Canadian Studies and C3R associate, plays and discusses some examples and asks whether the protest song is enjoying an artistic and political renaissance.

No registration necessary, all welcome to show up.

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