Performative Ethics: The (Superdome) Basement Tapes: Black Feminist Sonic Revolutions in the Archive

(Production) Produced by Williams College Theatre @ ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, USA

April 2, 2019

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A conversation with Daphne Brooks. This talk considers the underground performance practices of four black women musicians: jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, the mysterious blues duo Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, and superstar pop icon Beyonce. It considers the ways that each of these artists have produced repertoires that amount to laboratories wherein cultural memory and future possibility intersect and yield new meaning.

This event is part of the yearlong lec...

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