Themester 2016, Bodies of Sound presentations and panel discussion
- Main contributors
Burnim, Mellonee V. (Mellonee Victoria), 1950-; Pollard, Deborah Smith; Jones, Alisha Lola; Cooper, Tyron
As part of the 2016 Themester Beauty, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) hosted a presentation and panel discussion event in the Grand Hall of the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center. Comprised of IUB faculty members from the departments of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and African American and African Diaspora Studies, as well as a distinguished scholar and guest speaker Deborah Smith Pollard from Michigan State University, the panel explored concepts of beauty in music from two distinct, though related perspectives. Representations of gendered body images, male and female, served as one area of focus, while the second topic explored the body of aesthetic values which distinguish African American performance in ways which not only contrast, but often contradict those preferred by the larger American public.
Indiana University, Archives of African American Music and Culture