"The Coltranes and Humanism: Spirituality, Music and Sound": discussion including Yusef Lateef, Tammy Kernodle, Emmett Price & Leonard Brown -- Nov. 13

From: Mary C.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:52 AM

For immediate release
Topic: Music (Jazz) History [John and Alice Coltrane’s humanistic legacy]
Contact:
The Humanities Center ([address removed])
or
Leonard Brown, Assoc Professor, African American Studies & Music
via Margo Napoles ([address removed])[masked]
A SPECIAL EVENT AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY



[Boston, MA]  On Friday, November 13, 2009, the Humanities Center at Northeastern University will present a public program, "The Coltranes and Humanism: Spirituality, Music and Sound,” from 6-8 PM, in the Amilcar Cabral Center in the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. The event is free and open to the public. The John D. O'Bryant African American Institute is located at 40 Leon St., Boston, in the middle of Northeastern's campus. Convenient T stops are on the Green (Northeastern) and Orange (Ruggles) Lines. For more information, call[masked]-8700.

Alice and John Coltrane have made important contributions to a multicultural American — and global — humanism. To assess and discuss those contributions, and the large questions that they raise, NU’s Humanities Center is bringing together a diverse group: musicians, historians, African-Americanists, urban specialists, sociologists, ethnomusicologists, historians, religious studies scholars, gender theorists, political scientists, lawyers, media specialists, and others.

"The Coltranes and Humanism: Spirituality, Music and Sound,” will feature a roundtable of speakers including master musician/scholar Yusef Lateef, joined by Professor Tammy Kernodle, and Northeastern’s Emmett Price and Leonard Brown. Dr. Lateef is the recent recipient of the prestigious Jazz Master Award for 2010 by the National Endowment for the Arts. These four will address the humanist legacy of the Coltranes, including the significance of John Coltrane’s iconic status. The roundtable will be followed by a conversation, including all audience members, about the relationship between music and Black America’s struggle for freedom and equality; how the Coltranes’ music has helped shape global expressions of spirituality and politics; and how we can rethink humanism and the humanities from the perspective of music.

This event is co-sponsored by the Northeastern University Humanities Center, the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute, and the Departments of African American Studies, Religion & Philosophy, Women's Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, and Music. 

 

 

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