John Storm Roberts: Neilly Series Lecture

Title

John Storm Roberts: Neilly Series Lecture

Date

2003-01-30

Description

Roberts' lecture, "Gestating Jazz: The Mexican Tour of 1885," explores the Latin "tinge" in ragtime and jazz. Roberts has documented and promoted music from countries worldwide. He studied languages at Oxford and subsequently reviewed local music for the East African Standard in Nairobi. He returned to England to produce television documentaries on African music for the BBC before coming to America in 1970. He is a well-known ethnomusicologist who specializes in African music and Latin jazz. His book "The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States" describes the history of Latin American music and its influences on American music over the last 20 years. Roberts' presentation is accompanied by recorded music.

Format

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Event Type

lecture

Files

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Citation

Roberts, John Storm, “John Storm Roberts: Neilly Series Lecture,” RBSCP Exhibits, accessed June 21, 2021, https://rbscpexhibits.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/4815.

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