|Sent on:||Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:52 AM|
For immediate release
Topic: Music (Jazz) History [John and Alice Coltrane’s humanistic legacy]
Leonard Brown, Assoc Professor, African American Studies & Music
via Margo Napoles ([address removed])[masked]
A SPECIAL EVENT AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
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
"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
--submitted by marycurtinproductions (on behalf of Leonard
c/o Mary Curtin
[masked], [masked] (cell), [address removed]
"dedicated to staging insightful entertainment, particularly in non-traditional venues"