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From Little Richard to Beyoncé: Cultural Blending in Music
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Fox Tucson Theatre
Date: October 11, 2018 to October 11, 2018
Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 West Congress Theater, Tucson, Arizona, United States
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From our earliest days, humans have used music to connect, communicate, tell our stories, examine our surroundings, and express our multifaceted identities. This fall, the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences hosts a series celebrating the enduring power of music and its relationship to identity, place, and culture. Register here and join us to hear music in a new way, with fresh insights into its history, meaning, and impact!  To learn more about the College of Social and Behavioral Science's Downtown Lecture Series, please visit our website at Thursday, October 11From Little Richard to Beyoncé: Cultural Blending in Music Music has long been a place of polyculturality, the blending of cultures. In our second lecture of the series, SBS Associate Profesor of History Tyina Steptoe will examine the complexities of cultural blending at work in gospel, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, and pop music, including discussions of race, gender, and queerness. Using examples from Little Richard to Selena and Beyoncé, she will illuminate how and where polycultural music emerges and how these sounds can shape the social and economic landscapes of communities of color. Logistic Details The lectures are free, and seating will be first-come, first-served. The public can reserve tickets for each event in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets are also available at the Fox Theatre box office on the day of the event. Attendees can park at Pennington Street Garage for $1, thanks to Park Tucson. Parking vouchers will be handed out at the Fox Theatre to the first 500 people who arrive. Various downtown restaurants will also be offering special deals to lecture attendees. See details Other Events in the Series Thursday, October 4Music: All This Useless Beauty?Jake Harwood Thursday, October 18Hip Hop Culture and its Visual Impact in MexicoMaurice Rafael Magaña Thursday, October 25Norteño, Corridos, and Mariachi: Culture and Conflict in Border MusicCelestino Ferná
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