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Soundscapes of Jefferson's America: a special radio broadcast

Soundscapes of Jefferson's America
A special radio broadcast
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:20pm


The UVa Department of Music is presenting a special symposium called "Soundscapes of Jefferson’s America" on Friday and Saturday, March 30 & 31st.

On Thursday, March 29, WTJU delves into the stories that are part of the event, as well as the stories behind the event itself. The broadcast, produced by Sarah O'Halloran, will air on Thursday from 4:20-5:00pm. You can also listen online here:

The symposium brings together scholars and performers from history, literature, theater, and music to reconstruct the sounds of Early America and reflect on their meaning.  Presentations include music of slaves, African musical roots, the sound of oratory, the origins of the banjo with a performance by Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton, and discussions of the political and social dimensions of it all.  

Concerts each evening feature  Harmonious Blacksmith & Friends Friday and Saturday night Free Bridge Quintet and Friends take the stage. Both start at 8:00 pm in Old Cabell Hall. 

More information and a full listing of events are available online at Soundscapes of Jefferson's America.

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