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Listening to the Black Atlantic


Mar 26 2018


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Listening to the Black Atlantic

Listening to the Black Atlantic

A Conversation with Ned Sublette and Michael Veal

In this lunchtime discussion, and official kickoff to Duke Performances’ week-long Black Atlantic festival, noted musicologists Ned Sublette (Afropop Worldwide) and Michael Veal (Yale) discuss the impact of the African diaspora on the music and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Moderated by Laurent Dubois (Duke).

Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by Duke Performances, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, and the Duke University Africa Initiative.


Ned Sublette

Ned Sublette is the co-author with Constance Sublette of The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry (Lawrence Hill Books, 2015). He is also the author of The Year Before the Flood (Lawrence Hill Books, 2009); The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square…...

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Michael E. Veal

Yale University

Michael E. Veal has been a member of the Yale faculty since 1998. Trained as an ethnomusicologist, his work has typically addressed the themes of aesthetics, technology, and politics within the cultural sphere of Africa and the African diaspora. His biography, Fela: The Life & Times of an African Musical…...

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