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Anthem: Remixing Race and Nation
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Monday May 8, 2017
Schoenberg Music Building
3:30pm – 5:30pm Afternoon Symposium
Schoenberg Music Bldg, Room 1420, Free
Reception in courtyard immediately follows
7:30pm – 9:15pm Concert & Panel
The afternoon session features panelists Cecilia O’Leary (CSUMB, History and Communication), Robert Fink (UCLA Musicology), Wade Dean (UCLA Musicology) and Jason Jones (Sacramento Bee), with presentations on race and nationalism, the national anthem and protest in sports events, and the controversial performances of “The Star Spangled Banner” by Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye.
Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Rene Marie will perform “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing/The Star Spangled Banner” in our evening session, and our evening discussion panel features UCLA professor Robin DG Kelley and former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.