'That Old Quartet of Mine’: Barbershop Harmony, Race, and Nostalgia

  • Gage Averill, Dean of Arts and Professor of Music, UBC
    Woodward Instructional Resource Centre Lecture Hall 2, UBC

    Saturday, November 19, 8:15-9:30 pm
    The Vancouver Institute Lectures
  • Averill220px.jpgGage Averill

    Professor Averill is an ethnomusicologist, specializing in popular music of the Caribbean and North American vernacular music with special attention to issues of music and power, nostalgia, race, class and gender. He served as President of the Society for Ethnomusicology 2009-2011. His book on barbershop singing (Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony) won best book prizes from the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for American Music, and his book on Haitian popular music and power (A Day for the Hunter: A Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti) was awarded the best book prize in ethnic and folk research by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. His 10-CD boxed set of music, film, and accompanying books, called Alan Lomax in Haiti, 1936-37 was named an Outstanding Project for 2010 by the Clinton Global Initiative and received two Grammy Nominations.

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November 19th, 2016 8:15 PM through 12:30 AM
Lecture Hall No. 2
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
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