Michael Veal Colloquium

“Between Barracoon and The Black Panther: Reflections on Thirty Years as a Musical Pan-Africanist"
September 28, 2018 - 3:30pm
Old Cabell 107

The McIntire Department of Music presents a colloquium by Michael Veal on Friday, September 28th at 3:30pm in 107 Old Cabell Hall.  Michael Veal will read his paper entilted “Between Barracoon and The Black Panther: Reflections on Thirty Years as a Musical Pan-Africanist".

Michael E. Veal is currently a professor at Yale, lecturing in both the Music and African American Studies Departments. Before coming to Yale, he taught at Mount Holyoke College (1996 – 1998) and New York University (1997-1998). Veal’s work has typically addressed musical topics within the cultural sphere of Africa and the African diaspora. His 2000 biography of the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti uses the life and music of this influential African musician explore themes of African post-coloniality, the political uses of music in Africa, and musical and cultural interchange between cultures of Africa and the African diaspora. His documentation of the “Afrobeat” genre continued with the 2013 as-told-to autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat. Professor Veal’s 2007 study of Jamaican dub music examines the ways in which the studio-based innovations of Jamaican recording engineers during the 1970s transformed the structure and concept of the post-WWII popular song, and examines sound technology as a medium for the articulation of spiritual, historical and political themes. His forthcoming book Wait Until Tomorrow surveys under-documented periods in the careers of John Coltrane and Miles Davis that encapsulate the stylistic interventions of “free jazz” and “jazz-rock fusion,” and draws on the language of digital architecture in order to suggest new directions for jazz analysis.

Undergraduate courses that Professor Veal has taught have included: Music Cultures of the World; Theory & Practice of Ethnomusicology; Traditional and Contemporary Musics of Sub-Saharan Africa; Jazz in Transition 1960 -1985; Funk - The Re-Africanization of the American Popular Song Form; Jazz & Architecture; Music and the Post-Colonial and Popular Music: The Experimental Tradition. Professor Veal is in the Departments of Music and African American Studies at Yale University

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

For a full listing of all the UVA Music Department colloquia please visit http://music.virginia.edu/colloquia

All programs are subject to change.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu