Drum Talk, Rebel Dance
Umi Vaughan, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay
Monday, May 9
- 5:30-7:00 PM
- Memorial Hall, Prosser Theater (2nd Floor)*
This multimedia performance lecture explores the importance of music and dance in African Diaspora cultures. Dr. Umi Vaughan will use examples from his experience as a researcher, percussionist, and dancer in Oakland, Cuba, Brazil and elsewhere to examine concepts such as improvisation, collective memory/action, redemption/healing, and cultural counter attack in relation to survival and social justice struggle in black communities.
*Note the location change!
This event is free, but please register by emailing email@example.com.
The Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies is sponsored by the Mellon “Dance Studies in/and the Humanities” initiative and is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It receives administrative support from Stanford’s Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS), and additional funding from Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.