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"Getting Their Hands on the Tune: From the Front Porch to the Library of Congress and Back Again"

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study, MillerComm
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Date
Oct 30, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Stephen Wade
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
Liesel Wildhagen
E-Mail
wildhage@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
Views
587

Award winning banjoist and author Stephen Wade explores how American music reinvents itself as individuals reshape the songs and tunes of a common, shared repertoire.  Through live music and images, Wade will discuss this meeting of the personal and historical: how in the act of putting their hands on a traditional tune gifted players transform it while connecting it to its history and to their own communities.

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