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Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Friday, May 8, 2009

Five free film showings and lectures at U of O

Five free film showings and lectures by Steven Feld Trotter Visiting Professor, Univerisity of Oregon Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Music, University of New Mexico May 18 - 22. Free and open to the public; all events at University of Oregon. Monday, May 18, 7:00 pm 221 McKenzie Film showing and discussion:"Hallelujah!" from the trilogy "Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra (Ghana)" Legendary drummer Ghanaba and the Winneba Youth Choir perform theirunique talking drums interpretation of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus; plusa conversation with Ghanaba about Africa, jazz, and European music. Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 pm 221 McKenzie Film showing and discussion:"Accra Trane Station" from the trilogy "Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra (Ghana)" Nii Noi Nortey (Ghanaian musician, afrifone instrument inventor, andsculptor) and the African legacy of John Coltrane. Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 pm 221 McKenzie Film showing and discussion:"Por Por" from the trilogy "Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra (Ghana)" How a union of transport workers invented a funeral music from antiqueklaxon car horns, with resonances of swing, bebop, and the New Orleans jazz funeral. Thursday, May 21, 1:00 pm Student Forum. Beall Concert Hall. Lecture: "Acoustic Ecology of Bells and Birds" The significance of bell and bird sounds in Papua New Guinea and six European countries. Friday, May 22, 3:15 pm Proctor 41, Knight Library Lecture: "Schizophonia and its Discontents: Revisiting Brian Eno & David Byrne's 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts'." Issues of free speech and censorship in the creative work of pop stars David Byrne and Brian Eno. *************************************************************************** Mark Levy Instructor of Ethnomusicology School of Music and Dance 1225 University of Oregon Eugene OR 97403 U.S.A. email: mlevy@uoregon.edu office phone: 541-346-2852 fax: 541-346-0723

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