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,” a catalog from an exhibition conceive by Davis at Brown University. You should also visit his website and listen to recordings there and on spotify.

Bamboula! exhibition catalog

John Davis Plays Blind Tom (on Spotify)

Daphne Brooks, “Puzzling the Intervals: Blind Tom and the Poetics of the Sonic Slave Narrative”

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