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Lotus Lineup Lowdown
September 10, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Lotus Lineup Lowdown: Preview with an Ethnomusicologist
Thursday, September 10 | 7:00pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium (303 E. Kirkwood)| Free and open to the public
Take a deeper dive into Lotus on this guided tour! Dr. Daniel Reed, of the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, will look at the 2015 Festival lineup through a scholar’s lens, complete with vibrant audio and video. Learn more about the artists’ homelands and cultures, explore their musical influences, and hear some of the rich stories and histories that helped shape what you’ll hear on Festival Weekend.
Daniel B. Reed is Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, and affiliated faculty in African Studies, and at the Center for the Study of Global Change, at Indiana University. He is the author of Dan Ge Performance: Masks and Music in Contemporary Cote d’Ivoire, co-winner of the Amaury Talbot Prize from the Royal Anthropological Institute of London. He is also co-author, with Gloria Gibson, of the CD-ROM Music and Culture of West Africa: The Straus Expedition, and author of numerous articles and museum catalog entries on Ivorian music and masks. His second book, Abidjan USA: Music, Dance and Mobility in the Lives of Four Ivorian Immigrants, will be published in 2016 by IU Press.