Black Music Culture 2010 Panel Sessions

BLACK MUSIC CULTURE AREA PANELS
Area Co- Chairs: William C. Banfield, Angela M. Nelson
2010 NATIONAL PCA/ACA CONFERENCE, 31 March-3 April 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel (St. Louis, Missouri )

1046.  JAZZ, BLUES, AND BLACK MUSIC CULTURE THEORY
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
2:30pm-4:00pm

Rashida K. Braggs, Universität Heidelberg, rbraggs@hca.uni-heidelberg.de
“Sonny’s Blues”: Performing the Black Experience from the U.S. to France

Mitsutoshi Inaba, University of Oregon—Eugene, mit64@comcast.net
Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues

Michael Borshuk, Texas Tech University, michael.borshuk@ttu.edu
Of Horn Players and Worthy Constituents: Observing the Jazz Visual Aesthetic in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Work

Chair: Michael Borshuk

1112.  GLOBAL HIP HOP
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
4:30pm-6:00pm

Marília Gessa, State University of Campinas, mariliagessa@gmail.com
The Brazilian Rap of Racionais MC’s: Social Violence Shapes A New Aesthetics
 
Halifu Osumare, University of California, Davis, hosumare@ucdavis.edu
Hiplife Music & Culture: Indigenizing Hip-Hop in Ghana


Chair: Halifu Osumare

2050. HIP-HOP CULTURE
Thursday, April 1, 2010
8:00am-9:30am

Kasey Cullors, Bowling Green State University, kpcullo@bgsu.edu
How Rockefeller Got ‘Roc’ed: Jay-Z as the Man, Myth, and Legend

Sade Young, Bowling Green State University, sadey@bgsu.edu
Spaceships, Martians, & Prototypes: When Rappers Phone Home to a Disconnected Number

Derrick L. Williams, Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, derricklwilliams@yahoo.com
The N-Word(s): Navigating Nas’s Untitled Album as Disidentification in Pop Culture

Chair: Derrick L. Williams


2122.  HIP-HOP IDENTITY
Thursday, April 1, 2010
10:00am-11:30am

Marc Lafrance, Concordia University, marclafrance@fastmail.fm & Alyssa Woods, University of Ottawa, alyssawoods@hotmail.com
“I Got Homies, But I’m Still So Lonely”: Men and Masculinity on Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak

Marlin Rollins, Saint Louis University, mrollin2@slu.edu
Hip-Hop and Society: The History and Impact of Hip-Hop in the African-American Community, Changes over Time, and an Obligation for Reform

Erin L. Berry, Bowie State University, lnai.berry@gmail.com
“Everything I’m Not, Makes Me Everything I Am”: Analyzing the Sociocultural Relationship of Kanye West’s Lyrics as they Relate to Cultural Studies Perspectives

 Chair: Erin L. Berry

3186. JAZZ AND HIP-HOP LITERATURE

Friday, April 2, 2010
12:30pm-2:00pm

Josephine Metcalf, University of Manchester, josephinemetcalf@yahoo.co.uk
Books Making a Killing: Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

Nathaniel Williams, University of Kansas, natew59@ku.edu
"Re-Bop, Mop": The R&B Heart of Hughes's Be-bop Montage

Alex Pate, University of Minnesota, patex003@umn.edu
The Poetry of Hip Hop

Chair: Alex Pate

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: BLACK MUSIC CULTURE TODAY
Friday, April 2, 2010

2:30pm-4:00pm

Chair: William C. Banfield, Berklee College of Music, wbanfield@berklee.edu

This panel will explore the connections between jazz, blues, urban contemporary music, and hip hop today as well as the significance and role of education, aesthetics, theory, and pedagogy related to black music and black music culture in general and rap music and hip-hop culture in particular.

Panelists:
Krystal Banfield, Berklee College of Music, kbanfield@berklee.edu
Michael Borshuk, Texas Tech University, michael.borshuk@ttu.edu
Alex Pate, University of Minnesota, patex003@umn.edu
Mitsutoshi Inaba, University of Oregon—Eugene, mit64@comcast.net
William C. Banfield, Berklee College of Music

BLACK MUSIC CULTURE AREA MEETING
Friday, April 2, 2010
4:30pm-6:00pm

Chair: William C. Banfield, Berklee College of Music, wbanfield@berklee.edu

The Black Music Culture Area Co-Chair will lead an interactive session with the 2010 presenters to discuss the aims and purposes of the area, overview the panel presentations, and explore the state of “black music culture.”