Appropriation or Cultivation: White Artists w/Black Souls, and African American Melodies

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Sat, 12/01/2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

A slow burning controversy is reignited with a generational, conflated debate: White musician morphs, masquerade, or transgressions into Black music forms. From pop dual The Righteous Brothers and their 'blue eyed soul', to Jeff Lorber's jazz fusion, and Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlanke accused of stealing from black music styles.

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