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Events for Thursday April 1, 2021

Daphne Brooks and Tracy K. Smith in Conversation, Library and Labyrinth Livestream Event

Thursday April 1, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Yale professor and Black feminist music critic Daphne Brooks discusses her latest book,"Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound" with Tracy K. Smith.

In her book, Brooks explores more than a century of music archives to examine the critics, collectors and listeners who have determined perceptions of Black women on stage and in the recording studio. How is it possible, she asks, that iconic artists such as Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé exist simultaneously at the center and on the fringe of the culture industry? With an innovative perspective on the story of Black women in popular music — and who should rightly tell it — "Liner Notes for the Revolution" pioneers a long overdue recognition and celebration of Black woman musicians as radical intellectuals.

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