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Saturday, April 16 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Decolonial Voicings
Chris Nickell, “‘Just Brown Enough’: Voices of Beirut’s Underground Music Scene”
Mark Katz, “Selling Out or Getting Paid? The Dilemma of Hip-Hop Diplomacy"


Ali Colleen Neff

Ali Colleen Neff is a media anthropologist who works collaboratively work with young people throughout the Global South. Her first book, Let the World Listen Right, documents the musical cultures of the Mississippi Delta. Her current book project, A Body in Sound: Women, Voice, and Media in Dakar, Senegal, is based on her Mellon/ACLS-funded fieldwork with women pop vocalists. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor... Read More →


Mark Katz

Mark Katz is Tyson Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the author of Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music and Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ. He is co-editor of Music, Sound, and Technology in America and former editor of the Journal of the Society for American... Read More →
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Chris Nickell

Chris Nickell is a third-year PhD candidate in Music at New York University. He is currently working on two projects. The first, related to this paper, explores constructions of Arab masculinity in the transnational underground music scene centered on Beirut. The second takes up issues of gender, bodies, and voices in the early operatic genre of lament. Chris is also a shop steward, organizer, and activist with GSOC-UAW, the graduate worker union... Read More →

Saturday April 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hyatt House 201 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

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