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College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA)

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February 18, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Old Main #1343 | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Mark Slobin is the Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus at Wesleyan University and the author or editor of books on Afghanistan and Central Asia, Eastern European Jewish music, film music, and ethnomusicology theory, two of which have received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award: Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World and Tenement Songs: Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants. His most recent book (2018) is Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back. He has been President of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for Asian Music and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

This talk comes from his new book, a sweeping study of Detroit in the 1940s-60s. The city produced major musicians, from jazz to classical to ethnic. The survey begins with memoir, moving to public-school music, neighborhood musical life, the auto and record industries, labor, the counterculture, and media.

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