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Mary Caton Lingold: African Musicians in the Atlantic World – Legacies of Sound and Slavery

February 22 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Bloomberg 278

The Program in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies is pleased to welcome Mary Caton Lingold, Professor of English and director of the PhD Program in Media, Art, and TextMedia, Art, and Text at Virginia Commonwealth University, for a conversation about her recent book,

African Musicians in the Atlantic World: Legacies of Sound and Slavery

This book connects studies on the African diaspora, music, and transatlantic and colonial American literature to examine the heritage of African and Afro-diasporic music from the early modern era. Dr. Lingold offers a comprehensive historical overview of early African music and analyzes its significant impact on the processes of enslavement and colonization in the Americas. She conducts an in-depth analysis of available documents, especially European travel narratives, to reveal the lives of African musicians, the music they created, and its importance both in Africa and among enslaved communities in the Caribbean and throughout the Americas.

Light lunch will be served.

African Musicians in the Atlantic World: Legacies of Sound and Slavery, by Mary Caton Lingold