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Sounds of the Citizens: Dancehall and Community in Jamaica

Saturday, April 9, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Museum of Natural History

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, presents “Sounds of the Citizens: Dancehall and Community in Jamaica,” a lecture by Dr. Anne Galvin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, St. John's University. The lecture will be held at the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History on the UConn Storrs Campus, Saturday, April 9, at 1 pm.

Jamaican Dancehall: it’s simultaneously a source of raucous energy in the streets of Kingston, a way of life for professional artists and musicians, and a force of stability and tension within the community. Dancehall music and culture forms a core of popular entertainment in Jamaica, and reverberates in complicated ways throughout the lives of countless Jamaicans. As the central role of the state in supporting communities has diminished, the rise of private efforts such as dancehall has become crucial. However, the Dancehall industry often intersects with neighborhood life in complex and contradictory ways. There will be copies of Dr. Gavin’s book, Sound of the Citizens: Dancehall and Community in Jamaica, available for purchase and signing

This program is free and advanced registration is not required. To contact the Museum, visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860-486-4460.

Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn.

Contact:

860.486.4460 - www.mnh.uconn.edu

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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