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Dirty South Virtual Lecture & Performance – Bodies of Music, Songs of Magic

with Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Fri, Aug 20 | 6:30–7:30 pm

Online through Zoom

In this multimedia presentation, narration, photographs, visual art, and dynamic performances illustrate the central role Black music has played in American history. Covering the antebellum period to the present, the program demonstrates the power and importance of this musical tradition in shaping American identities and culture.

This event will be recorded and posted to the VMFA YouTube channel at a later date.


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