Sixth Annual Robert Kelly Memorial Lecture

Concerts & Performances
Date Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 pm Organization Frost School of Music at the University of Miami Categories Concerts & Performances
Place Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Address 5501 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables Phone 305-284-2211 Website

Ethnomusicologist and social media researcher Kyra Gaunt studies gender, race, and technology from YouTube to Wikipedia. Her feminist counter-history The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop, funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, won the 2007 Alan Merriam Book Prize awarded by the Society for Ethnomusicology. Her publications on kinetic orality, musical blackness, girls’ musical play, and hip-hop contributed to the emergence of black girlhood studies and hip-hop feminism. She also performs operatic song, R&B, and jazz, as well as her own material as singer-songwriter. Admission is free, no ticket required.

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