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We, the People, Percussively Agree: A Lecture

We, the People, Percussively Agree: A Lecture

Ellis, Thomas Sayers
Title: We, the People, Percussively Agree: A Lecture
Reading Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Welcome-12747

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by Tyler Meier

Introduction-12748

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by Cybele Knowles

On the origins and characteristics of Go-Go and its relationship to Hip Hop-12749

On the career and influence of Chuck Brown, the founder of Go-Go, and the early history of Go-Go-12750

On the Go-Go Pocket and intersections with Hip Hop-12751

"A Baptist Beat"-12752

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Performed with musical accompaniment. Differs slightly from published version.


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Ellis, Thomas Sayers. The Maverick Room. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 2005.

Question and Answer Session-12753

Reading Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center, UA Africana Studies Department
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

In a lecture titled "We, the People, Percussively Agree: Where the Pocket Beats and Breaks Between Go-Go and Hip Hop," Thomas Sayers Ellis discusses the history and evolution of Go-Go and its relationship to Hip Hop, integrating sound and song clips. He finishes by performing a poem from his book The Maverick Room (2005).

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