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  • Programming | AAAMC
    African Diaspora Studies He is currently completing edits on a textbook on hip hop culture to be published by Prentice Hall Dr Cheryl Keyes Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Ethnomusicology at UCLA is the author of Rap Music and Street Consciousness which received a CHOICE award for outstanding academic books in 2004 Reclaiming the Right to Rock Black Experiences in Rock Music 2009 Reclaiming the Right to Rock Black Experiences in Rock Music was a two day academic conference featuring pioneering African American rock musicians with a series of panels devoted to exploring the history definition politics and future of Black rock Additional information about this conference is included in the conference s special collection finding aid Video and audio recordings made during the conference can be accessed on the IU Media Collections Online site Rock Rhythm Soul The Black Roots of Popular Music 2008 Rock Rhythm Soul The Black Roots of Popular Music was a modular traveling exhibit produced by the Archives of African American Music AAAMC through the financial support of Indiana University s Moveable Feast of the Arts a Lilly Foundation funded program The exhibit consisted of eight double sided banners each treating a theme or genre in African American Music The banners presented viewers with stunning images a text highlighting central issues and personalities and a concise timeline of key historic events A ninth banner provided an introductory text for the exhibit as a whole backed with a description of the AAAMC and its mission The eight topical banners available to host institutions included Soul Civil Rights Movement Black Radio Rhythm and Blues Black Rock Funk Gospel Hip Hop Host institutions were able to tailor the exhibit by selecting as few or as many banners as they d liked to suit both their areas of interest and their available exhibition space The exhibit was initially funded by the grant and covered under fair use provisions Now that the grant period is over the exhibit is on an indefinite hiatus while our staff investigates a sustainable model for leasing the banners to interested institutions Each of these double sided banners is 39 in 3 25 ft wide by 87 in 7 25 ft high and comes with its own retractable banner stand The banners are self contained free standing easy to ship and can be set up and maintained with a minimum amount of effort Hosting institutions often embellished and personalized the exhibit by providing display cases with their own images artifacts and texts The following photographs are of the Soul and Civil Rights Movement banners during their February 2008 debut at Indiana University s Mathers Museum This exhibit was sponsored by Indiana University s Moveable Feast of the Arts program Created through a generous gift from the Lilly Endowment Inc the Moveable Feast of the Arts program was initiated by the IU Office of the President in 2004 with administrative and financial oversight provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research The

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  • Press Releases | AAAMC
    radio personality deejays and producers recorded in the early 1990s Historic photographs documenting Black radio stations and deejays in cities including Houston Atlanta Louisville Cincinnati Detroit Philadelphia and New York as well as the important relationship between Black radio personalities and African American communities To access the exhibit go to https www google com culturalinstitute collection archives of african american music and culture projectId black history and culture Archives of African American Music and Culture highlights Black radio during spring semester View full press release in PDF format Indiana University s Archives of African American Music and Culture AAAMC will be highlighting Black radio during the Spring 2016 semester through public lectures exhibits and historic radio programs Topics will range from the history of Black oriented radio including its social and economic impact to the role of gospel announcers in disseminating African American religious music beyond the Black church The first of these programs will launch in February during Black History Month On February 1 the AAAMC s online multi media exhibit The Golden Age of Black Radio will debut on the Google Cultural Institute website Included are historic photographs as well as audio and video clips of interviews with Black radio pioneers many available to the public for the first time The four part exhibit traces the birth of Black oriented radio in Chicago the role of radio during the Civil Rights Movement women in radio and the role of personality deejays in breaking the hits and promoting Black music and artists The AAAMC is one of 50 institutions partnering with Google to contribute 80 new online exhibits celebrating Black history On February 1 the AAAMC will provide online streaming access for the first time via IU Media Collections Online to a rare hour long video interview with Jack The Rapper Gibson considered by many to be the father of Black radio Gibson recounts milestones in his career beginning in 1945 as an actor on Here Comes Tomorrow the first radio soap opera drama to feature an all Black cast as well as the history of Black owned and operated radio stations and personality deejays The interview was conducted in 1981 at IU by Dr Portia K Maultsby and was recently preserved through IU s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative Brief clips of the interview are also included in the AAAMC s online exhibit The Golden Age of Black Radio see above On February 9 an exhibit on Black radio will open in the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center s Bridgwater Lounge Drawing upon collections donated to the AAAMC by award winning radio producer Jacquie Gales Webb the exhibit will highlight the history of Black radio and provide an overview of Webb s career As producer of the groundbreaking 1996 Smithsonian radio series Black Radio Telling It Like It Was Webb was among the first to explore the history and development of Black oriented radio through interviews with pioneering disc jockeys producers radio station executives and recording artists On

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  • Liner Notes | AAAMC
    2010 Contents From the Desk of the Director Featured Collection Roni Sarig In the Vault Recent Donations Regina Jones Soul Legacy Reclaiming the Right to Rock Reclaiming the Right to Rock Student Coverage In Their Own Words Interviews with the Panelists Liner Notes no 13 Liner Notes no 13 Winter 2008 2009 Contents From the Desk of the Director Featured Collection Patricia Turner AMGP Book Series Ronda L Sewald Joins AAAMC Staff AAAMC Receives Award from the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program The Bishop of the Airwaves An Interview with Al Hobbs Rock Rhythm Soul A New Exhibit Traces and Shares the Influence of Black Musicians on Popular Music Getting to Know Linda Tillery Index for Black Grooves Nov 2007 Oct 2008 Liner Notes no 12 Winter 2007 Contents From the Desk of the Director In the Vault AMGP Series Book Release Featured Collection John A Jackson Roots of Techno In Memorium Phyl Garland A Conversation with Murray Forman Keith McCutchen 2007 Extensions of the Tradition Concert AAAMC Welcomes Visiting Scholars James Brown Memorial Black Grooves Corrections The AAAMC apologizes for the following errors in Liner Notes no 12 On p 4 Black Women and Music was announced as the second book in the AMGP series It is actually the first book under the AMGP title from University of Illinois Press an earlier publication had the same series editors but under a different press and series title On p 5 Captions were switched for Leon Huff and Kenneth Gamble On p 9 Paul Kane was accidentally identified as an undergraduate He actually holds an MFA in Painting from IU Liner Notes no 11 Fall 2006 Contents From the Desk of the Director In the Vault Recent Donations Featured Collection Luvenia A George Papers Featured Collection World Famous Lessons in Jazz AAAMC launches Black Grooves Extensions of the Tradition Interview with gospel pioneer James Bullard AAAMC Research Associate Fernando Orejuela National Advisory Board Member Michelle T Boone Welcome to Sunni Fass Liner Notes no 10 Fall 2005 Contents From the Desk of the Director In the Vault Recent Donations Featured Collection Otis Griffith Videos AAAMC Goes Online Documenting Techno Unearthing Indianapolis Funk Soul Naptown Sound Exhibit Luther Vandross 1951 2005 National Advisory Board Member Debbie May Welcome to Carol Bennett Liner Notes no 9 Fall 2004 Contents From the Desk of the Director In the Vault Recent Donations Featured Collection Nelson George Featured Collection Phyl Garland Featured Collection Arizona Dranes Tribute Ray Charles 1930 2004 Visiting Scholar Scot Brown Visiting Scholar Geneva Smitherman Welcome to Jason Housley Goodbye to Stephanie Shonekan National Advisory Board Member Suzan Jenkins Liner Notes no 8 Fall 2002 Spring 2003 Contents From the Desk of the Director In the Vault Recent Donations Featured Collection Black Radio Camilla Williams in Concert Luvenia George Lectures at Indiana University Jaap van Beusekom Dutch Rock Pop Institute Director Visits Indiana University Michael Dyson on Hip Hop Music and Culture New Head of Collections Brenda NelsonStrauss AAAMC Research Associate Tyron Cooper Liner

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  • Black Grooves | AAAMC
    monthly updates on interesting new releases and quality reissues in all genres including gospel blues jazz funk soul R B world music and hip hop as well as classical music composed or performed by Black artists We feature reviews of some of the best new discs and DVDs with an occasional book or news item thrown in for good measure An extra effort is made to track down releases by indie underground foreign and other small labels that don t get covered in the mainstream media Our primary focus is on African American music but we ll be happy to cover anything else that s sent our way from Afropop to reggae Black Grooves is targeted at students scholars librarians collectors and anyone else wanting to learn about the latest Black music releases With that in mind we ll include recordings that are of academic interest such as historical reissues boxed sets label and genre overviews and any other recordings that get us in the groove Black Grooves is edited by the staff of the AAAMC Our reviewers include IU students faculty and folks connected to various non profit and educational organizations If you d like to submit material for

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  • African American Music: An Introduction | AAAMC
    the voices of the music makers themselves woven into a richly textured mosaic of history and culture At the same time it incorporates musical treatments that bring clarity to the structural melodic and rhythmic characteristics that both distinguish and unify African American music The second edition has been substantially revised and updated and includes new essays on African and African American musical continuities African derived instrument construction and performance practice techno and quartet traditions Musical transcriptions photographs illustrations and a new audio CD bring the music to life African American Music An Introduction 2005 eds Portia K Maultsby and Mellonee Burnim African American Music An Introduction is a collection of thirty essays by leading scholars whch survey major African American musical genres both sacred and secular from slavery to the present The work brings together in a single volume treatments of African American music that have existed largely independent of each other The research is based in large part on ethnographic fieldwork which privileges the voices of the music makers themselves while interpreting their narratives through a richly textured mosaic of history and culture The book is replete with references to seminal recordings and recording artists musical transcriptions photographs and

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  • Black Music and Expressive Culture | AAAMC
    Earl Smith From the book jacket Jerry Butler s Only the Strong Survive Memoirs of a Soul Survivor presents a portrait of a remarkable performer as well as an up close and personal look at the world of rhythm and blues from the perspective of an insider Filled with intimate anecdotes about such R B legends as Otis Redding Curtis Mayfield Patti LaBelle Sam Cook sic and Dionne Warwick Butler s compelling sometimes hilarious narrative is told against the backdrop of 1960s America Only the Strong Survive as told to Earl Smith is an autobiography but more than that it is history Drawing on countless conversations and interviews with Butler and others Smith chronicles the Iceman s journey from rural Mississippi to Chicago and the founding and eventual breakup of the legendary vocal group the Impressions Currently serving his fourth term on the Cook County Board of Commissioners Butler also gives us a glimpse inside the world of Chicago politics He shares stories of Harold Washington Chicago s first African American mayor and others including Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan Only the Strong Survive is a riveting moving chronicle of one of America s music pioneers CONNECT Facebook

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  • African American Music In Global Perspective | AAAMC
    Politics and Women s Music 2010 by Eileen M Hayes Drawing on fieldwork conducted at eight women s music festivals Eileen M Hayes shows how studying these festivals attended by predominately white lesbians provides critical insight into the role of music and lesbian community formation She argues that the women s music festival is a significant institutional site for the emergence of black feminist consciousness in the contemporary period Hayes also offers sage perspectives on black women s involvement in the women s music festival scene the ramifications of their performances as drag kings in those environments and the challenges and joys of a black lesbian retreat based on the feminist festival model With acuity and candor longtime feminist activist Hayes elucidates why this music scene matters Veteran vocalist percussionist producer and cultural historian Linda Tillery provides a foreword Learn more at University of Illinois Press Follow Your Heart Moving with the Giants of Jazz Swing and Rhythm Blues February 2008 by Joe Evans with Chris Brooks Detailing the career of Joe Evans Follow Your Heart chronicles the nearly thirty years that he spent immersed in one of the most exciting times in African American music history An alto saxophonist who between 1939 and 1965 performed with some of America s greatest musicians including Louis Armstrong Cab Calloway Charlie Parker Jay McShann Andy Kirk Billie Holiday Bill Bojangles Robinson Lionel Hampton and Ivory Joe Hunter Evans warmly recounts his wide range of experience in the music industry Readers follow Evans from Pensacola Florida where he first learned to play to such exotic destinations as Tel Aviv and Paris which he visited while on tour with Lionel Hampton Evans also comments on popular New York City venues used for shaping and producing black music such as the Apollo Theater the Savoy Minton s Playhouse and the Rhythm Club Revealing Evans as a master storyteller Follow Your Heart describes his stints as a music executive entrepreneur and musician Evans provides rich descriptions of jazz swing and rhythm and blues culture by highlighting his experiences promoting tracks to radio deejays under Ray Charles s Tangerine label and later writing arranging and producing hits for the Manhattans and the Pretenders Leading numerous musical ventures that included a publishing company and several labels Cee Jay Records with Jack Rags Revival and Carnival Records Evans remained active in the music industry even after he stopped performing regularly As one of the few who enjoyed success as both performer and entrepreneur he offers invaluable insight into race relations within the industry the development of African American music and society from the 1920s to 1970s and the music scene of the era Learn more at University of Illinois Press Ramblin on My Mind New Perspectives on the Blues December 2007 ed David Evans This compilation of essays takes the study of the blues to a welcome new level Distinguished scholars and well established writers from such diverse backgrounds as musicology anthropology musicianship and folklore join together to examine

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  • Mission | AAAMC
    live performances exhibitions seminars workshops and summer music camps To engage in collaborative research and creative projects with units at Indiana University as well as with state and national institutions and associations To develop instructional multi media materials such as websites CD ROM programs and video documentaries related to various aspects of African American music To provide practical experiences in archiving and the preparation of materials for public use CONNECT

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