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Friday, May 19 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Grassroots Musical Activism

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How can musicians use their artistry to promote important social and political causes? Join this conversation with a group of acclaimed musicians and scholars, and learn how they are working to improve their communities and the world, through music... and discover how you can do the same.

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Mark Katz

Mark Katz, Ph.D., is the Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A scholar of music technology, popular music, and musical diplomacy, his books include Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music and Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ. In 2013 he developed, and continues to direct, the U.S... Read More →

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WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →

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UNC is one of the 16 public state Universities of North Carolina, specializing in medicine and law. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Professor Mark Katz of UNC. Professor Katz teaches courses on music and technology, popular music, and modern art music. In 2011 he received an Innovation Grant from UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities to expand the scope and reach of university-level music pedagogy. One result of... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

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