A Century of Black Song: Louise Toppin, soprano & friends

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 8:00pm

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

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Thompson, Elizabeth

Free admission. Part of the Mellon Humanities Unbounded Lab, "Black Music and the Soul of America."

Featuring music, lyrics, and performances by: Louise Toppin [Soprano and Narrator], John O'Brien [Piano], Tyrese Byrd [Vocalist], Lori Hicks [Composer, Vocalist], Jaki Shelton Green [Poet], Regina Harris Baiocchi [Composer], Anthony "Ay-Jaye" Nelson, Jr. [Choreographer, Dancer].

Works by Undine Smith Moore, David Baker, Leslie Adams, Bill Banfield, and others.

Louise Toppin is Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan, she was the Kappa Kappa Gamma Distinguished University Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the music of African-American composers, and she has edited anthologies of art songs by Black composers including the first anthology of songs by Margaret Bonds.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 8:00pm
Event Co-Sponsors
Black Music Lab, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Humanities Unbounded