Jazz, declared saxophonist Archie Shepp in 1966, “is anti-war; it is opposed to [the war in] Vietnam; it is for Cuba; it is for the liberation of all people. That is the nature of jazz. That’s not far fetched. Why … Continue reading “On Free Jazz Communism“
Tavia Nyong’o (New York University) and Eva Boesenberg (Humboldt Universität) will present a one-day symposium on the radical black presence in arts, music and literature in Berlin since the 1980.
Alex Weheliye (Northwestern University)
“White Brothers With No Soul?” The Racial Politics of Techno in Berlin
The event will also feature a free screening of the new documentary “Audre Lorde’s Legacy in Berlin.”
The event will be held Friday, July 27th, 2012, at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Dorotheenstr. 24, Raum 1.501. It is free and open to the public.
Please visit http://radicalblackberlin.wordpress.com for more information.
Reviewed: Tim Lawrence, Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009). David Suisman, Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009). I began reading these two … Continue reading “Listening at the End of the Twentieth Century”