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AAPO April 2017 First Friday Lecture
Starts: Friday 4/7/2017 11:30 AM
Ends: Friday 4/7/2017 01:00 PM
Location: KAMU-TV, Studio M Located at the corner of Houston St. and John David Crow St. on the campus of Texas A&M University
Presenters: Dr. David Donkor
Hosted By: African American Professional Organization
Contact Information: do-not-reply@ers.tamu.edu


In 1956 Ghana welcomed African American jazz icon Louis Armstrong as the country prepared to commemorate independence from British colonial rule. In my presentation I examine Armstrong’s rendition of the song “Black and Blue” in Ghana as a distinctive performance of transnational blackness in which he used his peculiar style of creative expression to navigate between political and professional pressures on him in America and an opportunity to meaningfully celebrate black sovereignty in Africa.

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Open to: Faculty Staff Grad Students TAMU Guest
Registration Starts: Wednesday 3/29/2017 12:00 AM
Registration Ends: Wednesday 4/5/2017 12:00 AM
Seats Available: 18 of 50
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