The Black Chicago Renaissance Women: Lives & Legacies in Music | Dr. Samantha Ege | University of Oxford

The Black Chicago Renaissance Women: Lives & Legacies in Music | Dr. Samantha Ege

Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities - Online Event
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2021), Dr Samantha Ege presents an hour-long lecture-recital.

Therein, she traces the lives and legacies of Black women composers in Chicago. The music of Florence B. Price, Nora Douglas Holt, Margaret Bonds, and Betty Jackson King represents the foundations of a vibrant creative network. Dr Ege contextualises this in the transformative movement of the Negro Renaissance.

Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities - in collaboration with Lincoln College, Oxford.