Who Hears Here?
Guy Ramsey in Conversation with Jasmine Henry
April 21, 2023 (Friday) - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM with reception at 6:30 PM
Penn Music Building
201 S. 34th Street, Room 101
Join the Department of Music and the Center for Africana Studies for an evening of conversation about Ramsey’s book, Who Hears Here: On Black Music Past and Present. Come for the book talk, and stay for the current work, as Ramsey will also offer some insights into his current and future projects.
Free and open to the public
This event is cosponsored by the Music Department and The Center for Africana Studies.
A Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. is a music historian, pianist, composer, and Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. Representing twenty-five years of commentary and scholarship, these essays document Ramsey’s search to understand America's Black musical past and present and to find his own voice as an African American writer in the field of musicology. This far-reaching collection embraces historiography, ethnography, cultural criticism, musical analysis, and autobiography, traversing the landscape of Black musical expression from sacred music to art music, and jazz to hip-hop. Taken together, these essays and the provocative introduction that precedes them are testament to the legacy work that has come to define a field, as well as a rousing call to readers to continue to ask the hard questions and write the hard truths.