The Spring 2009 Colloquium Series, Department of Music, andThe Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia Universityare pleased to present
BLACK MUSIC, OWNERSHIP, AND VALUERONALD RADANO, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON
Respondent: Harald Kisiedu
Friday, January 30, 2009
4PM, 620 Dodge Hall
Ronald Radano balances his teaching between the programs inmusicology and ethnomusicology and the Department of Afro-AmericanStudies at University of Wisconsin, Madison. His primary work is thatof an Americanist with special interests in cultural theory, race,globalization, popular music and the history of North American blackmusic. He is author and editor of three books, /New MusicalFigurations: Anthony Braxton's Cultural Critique/ (1993), /Music andRacial Imagination/ (2000; co-edited with Philip V. Bohlman) and/Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music/ (2003), all published bythe University of Chicago Press. Currently, he is principally at workon a new book on black music, cultural ownership and aesthetics whilealso launching two secondary projects: the first, a study of theglobal circulation of African-American musical rhythm; the second, acritical meditation on private listening and the crisis of taste.Columbia's Music Colloquia are free and open to the public.Refreshments will be served after the talks.