Interrogating Musical Identities
Eric Charry, Wesleyan University
Saturday, April 1, 2017
In this talk Charry will examine case studies from Senegal (Youssou N’Dour), Mali (Oumou Sangare), & Nigeria (Fela Kuti), & expand the field to include one of the more radical extensions of African diasporic musical styles in the USA (Albert Ayler, John Coltrane). The aim is to interrogate the phenomenon of musical & cultural identity in Africa & its diaspora, taking account of how it has been theorized (civilization/culture, a changing same, & roots/routes).