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Granoff Music Colloquium: Stephanie Shonekan on We Insist!

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series at Tufts University presents University of Missuri professor Stephanie Shonekan speaking on “‘We Insist!: An Exploration of Love and Revolution in the Album by Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln.”

“We Insist!” is a jazz album released on Candid Records in 1960. The cover references the sit-in movement of the Civil Rights Movement. It contains a suite which composer and drummer Max Roach and lyricist Oscar Brown had begun to develop in 1959 with a view to its performance in 1963 on the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. The music consists of five selections concerning the Emancipation Proclamation and the growing African independence movements of the 1950s.

Free; no tickets required. Guest parking passes can be purchased at the Tufts University Police Department, 419 Boston Avenue, Medford.

This colloquium is made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.


Monday, October 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Varis Lecture Hall, Granoff Music Center, Tufts University
20 Talbot Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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