World House Symposium -- 'Chocolate City Sounds'

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World House Symposium -- 'Chocolate City Sounds'

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 1:15 p.m.

As part of all-day events for the Humanities Council of DC's World House Saturday Symposium, join us for a panel presentation titled "Chocolate City Sounds: The Politics of Go-Go, Calypso, Funk and Hip-Hop," with panelists:
  • 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
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."
12 p.m. Lunch plenary: "All That Jazz: Melodious Diplomacy"
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
2:15 - 3 p.m. Closing Reception and Calypso Performance