The Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Musicology area will be holding a lecture on Monday, February 26, 2007 at 11:15 AM in Rm. 214 of the Music Building. The guest speaker will be Dr. Kyra Gaunt, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Baruch College, City University of New York. Gaunt will be presenting a lecture entitled “Power, Gender, & the Games Black Girls Play from Double-Dutch to Hip-hop.” Kyra Gaunt holds a Ph.D. in music from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include African American vernacular and popular music, social constructions of identity, popular music ideology, African American girls’ musical games, and aspects of gender, race, and embodiment. Her book, The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double Dutch to Hip-Hop (NYU Press, 2006), illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn and how these games go to the core of black music.
This event is FREE and open to the general public.
Distinguished Lecture Series Calendar 2006-2007