World House Symposium -- 'All That Jazz: Melodious Diplomacy'
As part of all-day events for the Humanities Council of DC's World House Saturday Symposium, join us for a lunch plenary titled "All That Jazz: Melodious Diplomacy," with panelists:
- Kevin Strait Ph.D., Panel Chair & Project Historian, National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Smithsonian Institution
- Joshua Sternfeld Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities
- Michelle G. Los Banos-Jardina, Cultural Programs Deputy Division Chief, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Register for one or all Saturday Symposium events at http://worldhousesat.eventbrite.com.
Other World House events include:
10 a.m. Welcome from Michael L. Chambers II of the Humanities Council, and a screening of the film Marian Anderson: Voice of Conscience.
11 a.m. Keynote speech from Ray Arsenault Ph.D., American historian and author at University of South Florida, on "The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial and the Concert that Awakened America."
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Panel Presentation: "Chocolate City Sounds: The Politics of Go-Go, Calypso, Funk and Hip-Hop"
Natalie Hopkinson Ph.D., Panel Chair & Author of Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City
David Boothman, Celebrated Artist/Musician and Educator. Founder CAJE, Caribbean Art Jazz Ensemble and Caribbean Arts Central
DJ Soul Sister, A self-proclaimed "DJ Artist" and known worldwide as the "Queen of Rare Groove" has hosted "Soul Power" and "Right on Party Situations" for WWOZ-FM, New Orleans for nearly two decades.
William E. Smith Ph.D., Jazz Musician and Hip-Hop Ethnographer
2:15 - 3 p.m. Closing Reception and Calypso Performance