Month: February 2017

Women of the Blues

Women of the Blues

Women of the Blues: A Tribute to Memphis Minnie and Beverly “Guitar” Watkins When: Tuesday, February 21st at 2:00pm ​Where: Archives & Special Collections, J. D. Williams Library, University of Mississippi Description: Part musical tribute and part educational lecture, this presentation pays tribute to the lives, lyrics, songs, and accomplishments of two prolific and revolutionary women blues…

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Shape Note Singing in Mississippi

Shape Note Singing in Mississippi

What: The History of Shape-Note Singing Traditions in Mississippi Speaker: Dr. Warren Steel When: Thursday, February 9th at noon Where: Archives and Special Collections, Faulkner Room Dr. Warren Steel recently retired from the University of Mississippi, where he taught courses in music history, ethnomusicology, organ, and harpsichord. He holds degrees from Harvard College and the…

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