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Celeste Moore (Hamilton College): Soundscapes of Liberation: African American Music in Postwar France

Celeste Moore
Friday, March 18, 2022
4:00 pm
Lecture Series in Musicology

Celeste Day Moore is a historian of African-American culture, media, and Black internationalism in the twentieth century. Her first book, "Soundscapes of Liberation: African American Music in Postwar France" (Duke University Press, 2021), traces the history of African-American music across the Francophone world, where it took on new meaning, value, and political power alongside the decolonization of the French empire. Most recently, her work has appeared in American Quarterly and the first edited volume of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago and has been a fellow at the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia.

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