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Explore the links between music and geography, the history of Black migration to Minneapolis in the early 20th century, and the hidden world of Black musicians that gave rise to the sound that Prince popularized in the early 1980’s.
“That sound we identify with Prince was not solely his, but rather it was the product of push and pull factors that brought Black people from all over the South who were escaping southern Jim Crow and looking for a better life.”
Professor Rashad Shabazz
Faculty Head, Justice and Social Inquiry, School of Social Transformation
Author of Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago.
The Department of Geography Distinguished Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Rashad Shabazz on Black Music in Minneapolis: Prince and the Geography of the Minneapolis Sound. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 5pm in the Senate Chamber – N940 Ross Building.
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Sponsored by the Department of Geography and
the York University Geography Alumni Network.