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Friday, April 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Soul Singers

Michaelangelo Matos, “Prisoner of Your Love: How Tina Turner Came Back”
Charles Mudede, “Fontella Bass and the Philosophy of Sound”
Matthew Valnes, “‘Just a Little Bit of Soul Now’: Voice-Altering Technologies and the Sounds of Funk”


Moderators
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Daphne A. Brooks

Daphne A. Brooks is the author of two books: Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 (Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2006) and Jeff Buckley’s Grace (New York: Continuum, 2005). She is currently working on a new book entitled Subterranean Blues: Black Women Sound Modernity (Harvard University Press, forthcoming). Brooks has authored numerous articles on race, gender, performance, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Michaelangelo Matos

Michaelangelo Matos is the author of The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America. He is at work on a history of the music business in the mid-’80s. He lives in the Twin Cities. “Prisoner of Your Love: How Tina Turner Came Back” | “What can you say about TINA TURNER?” begins Regency Artists’ circa-1982 bio of the R&B star. The Capitol Records biography, dated February 1984, gave... Read More →
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Charles Mudede

Charles Mudede is a music, film, and cultural critic for The Stranger.  He has also contributed to a number of national and international publications. “Fontella Bass and the Philosophy of Soul” | In 2002, the British nu-jazz collective the Cinematic Orchestra opened its second album Every Day with a wonderful experiment in soul called “All That You Give.” It featured the mostly forgotten but very talented Fontella... Read More →
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Matthew Valnes

Matthew Valnes received a PhD in music from the University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on improvisation in Afrodiasporic popular music, with a particular emphasis on funk. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. He is currently working on book that examines improvisation and technology in the construction of post-Civil Rights era popular music. “‘Just a Little Bit of Soul Now&rsquo... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
JBL Theater

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