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Alexandra T. Vazquez Lecture and WorkshopFeb. 8 and 9

Join us for two exciting Black Sound & the Archive events with PROFESSOR 
ALEXANDRA T.
 VAZQUEZ (NYU). THURSDAY, February 8, 2018, 5 PM
 WLH 309 | 100 Wall St PUBLIC TALK “Adapted City:
 Miami from the Spoils” Abstract: Cities are vibrant archives of the sounds that move towards them and depart from them. Listen with Vazquez to the ways that musicians make songs to make home in Miami, Havana, and elsewhere. —- FRIDAY, February 9, 2018
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First Meeting of Spring 2018Friday, January 26

The first meeting of the Spring semester will be held on Friday, January 26, from 10 AM -12 noon in our usual location (106 Stoeckel). Our goal for this meeting is to further discuss your ideas for the end-of-semester exhibition and to check in on your progress. If you haven’t already done so, please do some thinking and research into your potential “sound archives” before the meeting. We will also be discussing upcoming events for the semester and

Final Meeting of Fall 2017

The final meeting of the semester will be held on Friday, December 8, from 10 AM -12 noon in our usual location (106 Stoeckel). Please bring your questions, thoughts, and comments on anything and everything we’ve done, read, seen, heard, and discussed this semester. This is a meeting for all of us to talk about the ongoing and future direction of the working group, and generate ideas for next semester’s exhibition. We are looking forward to

Brent Hayes EdwardsLecture and WorkshopNov. 30 – Dec. 1

Our next BSAW event will be focused around the work of Brent Hayes Edwards, who will be giving this year’s James Weldon Johnson lecture and holding a special workshop with our working group. Over the course of an illustrious career, Prof. Edwards has made significant contributions  to the study of African-American and African diasporic literature, Francophone literature, 20th-century poetry, translation studies,  black radical historiography,  archive theory, and black music. The publication of his new book, Epistrophies: Jazz

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Friday, December 1st 7:30 PM Sprague Hall

Grammy award winning vocalist, Cécile McLorin Salvant, will be performing at Yale on December 1st, as part of the Ellington Jazz Series. (See this link for ticket information.) Ms. Salvant will be leading a workshop and conversation with Black Sound and the Archive on February 21st, 2018. Stay tuned for details! The Ellington Jazz Series is sponsored by the Yale School of Music. We’d like to thank the Tom Duffy, the artistic director, for his

Fourth Session — John Davis — Friday, October 20

Friday, October 20, 10 AM – 12 PM in 107 Stoeckel Hall For the fourth session of Black Sound and the Archive we will be joined by the pianist and scholar John Davis. John’s work on African American musicians and composers, especially his work on Blind Tom, have opened up new archives for scholarly study and historically informed performance. To prepare for his visit, here is a pdf of “Bamboula! Black Music Before the Blues,”

Third Session — Yale Archivists — Friday, October 13

The third session of Black Sound and the Archive will meet on Friday, October 13th, 10 AM – NOON, in  Beinecke Room 38-89. We will be meeting with four archivists from various collections at Yale to discuss issues pertaining to archival work on black sonic practices. The archivists are: Mark Bailey (Historical Sound Recordings), Melissa Barton (Beinecke), Emily DeLio (Gilmore Music Library), Libby Van Cleeve (Oral History of American Music). We are delighted to have them

Second Session – Theory and Methods – Friday, Sept. 22

The second session of Black Sound and the Archive will meet on Friday, Sept. 22nd, from 10 AM – 12 PM in 106 Stoeckel. The meeting will be focused on theory and methods of working with the black sound archive. Daphne Brooks and Brian Kane will discuss their own work as case studies. Readings for the session are linked below: Diana Taylor (The Archive and the Repertoire ch 1) Kara Keeling, Looking for M Paul