Virtual Union: April 15

Behind the Blues: Lecture 2 with Dr. Matthew Morrison (8:00-9:00pm EST)

Join us for another lecture session, this time with Dr. Matthew Morrison, on “The politics of enjoyment and pleasure: Appropriation and Exploitation.

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This is the second in a series of refreshers on Blues history, context, & culture, to help us better understand the blues genre and to inspect how we participate in this art form.

Matthew D. Morrison, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is an Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Columbia University, an. M.A. in Musicology from The Catholic University of America, and was a Presidential music scholar at Morehouse College, where he studied violin and conducting. His research focuses on the relationship between (racial) identity, performance, property, copyright law, and inequities within the history of American popular music and beyond.…/clive-davis-institute/918859097

This event is brought to you by the Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club, Blues Union, Bluetopia, Powerhouse Blues, Terminus Blues Dance, Wilkerson Blues Dance, Fireside, BluesPort HK, and other blues dance organizations.