Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound
A book talk with Daphne A. Brooks and Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.
Thursday June 3rd from 5-6pm
Award-winning Black feminist music critic Daphne A. Brooks’s new book Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound explores more than a century of music archives to examine the critics, collectors, and listeners who have determined perceptions of Black women in the recording studio and on stage. How is it possible, Daphne asks, that iconic artists such as Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé exist simultaneously at the center and on the fringe of the culture industry?
Do we ever think of Black women musicians as intellectuals? Do we ever think of them as innovating and curating repertoires that actively engage with the complexities of African American history and American history more broadly? Is there such a thing as Black feminist music writing? Liner Notes for the Revolution seeks to answer these questions.
Link to buy the book at a local indie bookshop: https://bit.ly/39lfYj5
Presented by the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC)/Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA)-New York University; Co-sponsored by 370J Project, Dept. of Photography & Imaging-NYU Tisch School of the Arts and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts