A series of discussions, Is Music a Universal Language? Decoding the role of music in intercultural communication, will explore ways in which musicians and music educators can challenge and decenter the white, racial frame of music studies.
The next talk in the series, “Cultural Capital (the Canon)” will be at 11 a.m. February 18 via Zoom. Those interested can register here.
Using Nigerian scholar Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story” as a framework to define Cultural Capital, organizers Dr. Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum and Dr. Cora Swenson Lee of Illinois State University will explore how certain cultural capital lives and breathes in our classrooms, our music studies, interactions with each other, and the world around us.
Participants will also discuss the “danger of that single story,” and explore various ideas that help center different stories, music, and knowledge. To prepare for this session, participants can watch Adichie’s talk, “The Danger of a Single Story.”
The event is sponsored by the School of Music Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) Committee.
Upcoming sessions will be at 11 a.m.:
Tuesday, March 16 – The Canon and Music Curriculum
Thursday, April 15 – Cultural Appreciation vs. Cultural Appropriation