American Studies and the Music Department present a Luncheon Colloquium

11:45 AM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Oct 2, 2014
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 401

Professor Theo Gonzalves, American Studies, UMBC, will give a talk titled “Music and Revolution: Listening to Paredon Records.”

A talk about the history of a dynamic record label that documented the world's revolutionary movements through music—Paredon Records. Founded by activist-writer Irwin Silber and activist-singer Barbara Dane, it has been acquired by the Smithsonian for its historical and musicological significance. Many of the world's leading revolutionary singers, songwriters, and performers have appeared on one of the 50 Paredon releases. The label features spoken word and speeches by Che Guevara, Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, and Huey Newton. He will talk about the challenge of researching a truly global subject.

Gonzalves has worked as a professional musician, is co-founder of an independent record label; and is a composer of more than a dozen film and video soundtracks.

A buffet lunch will be provided


This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: American Studies

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