Full Schedule: Revisiting the Black Parisian Moment

Announcing the full schedule for the day symposium at the British Library, Revisiting the Black Parisian Moment: transnational black military, musical, and intellectual histories.

We are pleased to announce the addition of Soweto Kinch and Kevin Le Gendre to an afternoon listening panel.

Tickets are available from the British Library website, and include entry to the evening event with Jason Moran and Soweto Kinch.

Friday 26 October, 2018, 10.00 – 17.00, British Library Knowledge Centre


10.00 – 10.30            Registration.  Tea/Coffee.

10.30 – 10.40            Welcome: Phil Hatfield, Eccles Centre for American Studies

10.40 – 11.45            Keynote: “‘But We Go Off to the Kitchen’: Black Thought and Unimaginable Possibility in the Post-World War I World.”  Minkah Makalani (University of Texas, Austin)

11.50 – 13.10            Panel 1: Anti-colonial performance in print (Susan Allen, Carol Smith)

13.10 – 14.00            Lunch.  A sandwich lunch will be provided.

14.00 – 15.20            Panel 3: In opposition/in dialogue: Francophone colonial and African-American thought and culture.  (Merve Fejzula, Rachel Gillett, David Murphy)

15.20 – 15.45            Tea/Coffee Break.

15.45 – 17.00            Listening Panel: Musical traditions and transmission with Kevin Le Gendre, Soweto Kinch and other speakers TBC.

Evening Event

19.00 – 20.30            Join us in the Theatre for a conversation between Jason Moran and Soweto Kinch on composing and performing African American histories.  The discussion will cover Jason’s work including his latest piece James Reese Europe and the Absence of Ruin on the Harlem Hellfighter’s leader, soldier, and community activist which will be performed at the Barbican on the 30th October.

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