Black Music and the Aesthetics of Protest

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Supported by the UHRI Vital Dialogue series, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Musicology will present Neo Muyanga’s opera, The Struggle. The Struggle is a black opera that will serve as a departure point for a panel discussion exploring the role of Black Opera and other genres of Black music in achieving racial justice and social change.

The panel will be moderated by Tamara Levitz, professor of Musicology at UCLA, and several panelist will include Mark Anthony Neal (Professor of African and African-American Studies, Duke University), Guthrie Ramsey (Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professorof Music, University of Pennsylvania) and Gayle Murchinson (Associate Professor of Musicology, College of William and Mary) just to name a few. Find out more here.