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Friday, April 15 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
The Producer’s Voice/Sounding Identity
Regina N. Bradley, “I’ll Call Before I Come: Sounding Pleasure in the Hip-Hop South”
Oliver Wang, “Making Beats, Producing Meaning: Johnny J and Tupac Shakur” (paper by Loren Kajikawa)
Sean Peterson, “21st Century Funk: A Microtiming Analysis of the Beats of Jay Dilla”

Moderators
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Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is an associate professor of sociology at CSU Long Beach and the author of Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews of the San Francisco Bay Area. He has contributed to NPR's All Things Considered, KCET’s Artbound, KPCC’s Take Two, the New York Times Book Review, and Los Angeles Times. He also writes the audioblog Soul-sides.com. “The Producer’s Voice/Sounding Identity” | Since... Read More →

Speakers
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Regina N. Bradley

Regina N. Bradley is an assistant professor of African American literature at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. She is also a spring 2016 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Bradley is working on her first book, Chronicling Stankonia: Recognizing America’s Hip Hop South, a study of how hip-hop updates conversations about race and agency in the post-Civil Rights South. She can be reached at... Read More →
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Sean Peterson

Sean Peterson is a PhD student in Musicology at The University of Oregon, and holds a master’s degree in Jazz Studies. His research focuses on instrumental performance in hip-hop, including the band The Roots, and hip-hop musical theatre. Mr. Peterson plays bass in contemporary jazz, historically-informed classical, bluegrass-meets-gypsy-jazz, R&B, and afro-funk styles. In June 2015 he released his first album, Let It Show... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 3:45pm - 5:15pm
JBL Theater

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