Broecking Lecture: Angel Bat Dawid
In October 2021, George E. Lewis, professor at Columbia University and close friend of the author, publicist, musicologist and sociologist Christian Broecking, held the first Christian Broecking Lecture at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) as part of the Enjoy Jazz Festival after Broecking's death in February 2021 - initiated by festival director Rainer Kern, another close friend and confidant of Christian Broecking, who had been associated with the festival for many years and developed several lecture series for the festival, including.among others "Vision, Perception, Friction: How Jazz Became Art and Attack(ed) - A Transatlantic Dialogue".
Christian Broecking's field of research has been the cultural sociology of jazz, especially African-American jazz and improvised music. In numerous books he has made visible the connections between the social conditions of life and the musical expression of the artists through respectful and knowledgeable questioning. His interviews and investigations form the basis for further research in the field of jazz sociology. He has been active in research and teaching at the Goethe University Frankfurt, the TU-Berlin and the WIAM - Winterthur Institute for Contemporary Music, among others.
It is a great pleasure to announce that Chicago musician, composer and activist Angel Elmore aka Angel Bat Dawid will deliver this year's Christian Broecking Lecture. A brain tumor sufferer herself at the age of 22, she participated in Chicago saxophonist David Boykin's "Free Jazz Prayer Sessions" and his organization "Sonic Healing Ministries" before founding her own community collective, "Participatory Music Coalition." Chicago jazz label "International Anthem" released her debut album "The Orarcle" in 2019 under her Facebook name "Angel Bat Dawid" - Bat Dawid is Hebrew for "daughter of David." Her band is called "The Brothahood," and her monthly multimedia series is "Mothaship 9," featuring visual art, fashion and lectures. One of her compositions is titled "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black." Structural racism and the intersectionality of race, class and gender are the issues Angel Elmore stands for as an activist and artist.
At a glance
Start: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 17:30
Location: Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA), Hauptstraße 120, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany.
Seating: se ated
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