Amiri Baraka's Blues People at Fifty

Event Location: 
622 Dodge Hall, W 116th St & Broadway
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Event Contact: 
Yulanda Grant --
Admission Charge: 
Free and Open to the Public
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Center for Jazz Studies

The Center for Jazz Studies invites you to attend: 

Amiri Baraka's BLUES PEOPLE at Fifty:
A conversation with Professors William J. Harris, Robert G. O'Meally and John F. Szwed

Monday, October 14, 2013

622 Dodge Hall, West 116th Street and Broadway
Columbia University Morningside Campus
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Free and open to the public

On September 25, 1963 Amiri Baraka's classic, Blues People: Negro Music in White America, was published in New York City with a first impression of 5000 copies, and, remaining fresh and relevant, has never gone out of print.  Professors William J. Harris, University of Kansas, Robert O'Meally, Columbia University and John Szwed, Columbia University, will discuss the musical, sociological, aesthetic and theoretical implications of this sociocultural history of African American music and its unique place in American music history and culture. This comprehensive study, the first to be written by an African American, is a precursor to the fields of cultural studies and critical race theory.