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Prof Theo Cateforis to Participate in Panel Discussion Featuring Acclaimed Jazz and R&B Singer Tracy Hamlin

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Feb 26, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Humanities Center,

Free and Open to the Public.

Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong look at “Belonging” with a mini-residency by acclaimed singer Tracy Hamlin. Her visit also is part of the University’s observance of Black History Month.

Hamlin will headline a panel discussion titled “Music, Identity and Belonging” on Monday, Feb. 26, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library). The event is moderated by Kal Alston, interim executive director of the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC), professor of Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education and a faculty affiliate in women’s & gender studies in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). Rounding out the panel are Theo Cateforis, associate professor of music history and cultures in A&S, and Jeff Welcher in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Setnor School of Music, where he teaches jazz and commercial music and directs the SU Vocal Jazz ensemble.

Read the "Headlines from the Hall" article for more information HERE

Performance-Discussion Series: Music & Activism

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Feb 28, 2018, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

114 Bird Library - Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

Sydney Hutchinson,

Free and Open to the Public.

WHAT CAN MUSIC DO?  This series pairs SU students with CNY artists to explore answers to this question. From critiquing policy to fostering democratic participation, reaching out to oppressed groups or working with refugee children to tell their own stories, the musicians in the series draw from deeply-rooted, culturally specific genres from hiphop and spoken word to nueva canción and US folk music in their quest to improve our world.

1. African American music and activism: Vanessa Johnson and World Be Free (1/31)

2. Spoken word and activism: Signature Soul (2/28)

3. Musical theater and activism: Dream Freedom Resistance (3/28)

4.  Latin American music and activism: Colleen Kattau (4/25)

Wednesdays 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25   2:30-3:30 PM   Peter Grant Scholarly Commons (1/31, 2/28, 3/28), LSB 105 (4/25) 

Sponsored by SU Humanities Center, Art & Music Histories, Latino/Latin American Studies, Women & Gender Studies


Download the PDF for information about all four events in the series