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Stephen Wade; George A. Miller Visiting Scholar, Musician and Author, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Date Oct 30, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Free and Open to the Public


Center for Advanced Study


Liesel Wildhagen

Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
Views 7339
Originating Calendar Center for Advanced Study

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

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 tis history and to their own communities.

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