Title: International Conference on the Blues
Theme: Scholarly Activity and Music
Conference Date: October 1-3, 2017
Location: Hampton Inn
Delta State University’s Division of Continuing Education will be offering International Conference on the Blues consists of three days of intense academic and scholarly activity and music. Topics of interest to scholars and enthusiasts will include the African American musical tradition and its influence on American music and culture, the Blues musical genre, folklore, history, ethnicity, and the Mississippi Delta. The conference program also includes academic papers and presentations, solicited from young and emerging scholars, and Blues performances to add appeal for all audiences.
Delta State University’s annual International Conference on the Blues consists of three days of intense academic and scholarly activity and includes a variety of musical performances to ensure authenticity and a direct connection to the demographics surrounding the “Home of the Delta Blues.
Keynote Speaker: DR. JOHN F. SZWEDis an anthropologist and jazz scholar whose publications range from anthropological studies of Newfoundland and the West Indies to record liner notes and jazz journalism. Szwed is the John M. Musser Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, African American Studies and Film Studies at Yale University and an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University
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For questions about the conference, call 662-846-4311, or email blues-at-deltastate.edu.