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Pan Symposium--Atlanta, Georgia, April 20-21 *LINK*
Posted By: When Steel Talks
Date: Monday, 20 March 2006, at 1:16 p.m.
Georgia, April 20-21
“Pan in the 21st Century:
the Scholarship and Music of Steel Drums.”
Atlanta - When Steel Talks caught up with Dr. Ajamu Nyomba the organizer of the Pan Symposium that will held this April at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. The symposium is entitled “Pan in the 21st Century: the Scholarship and Music of Steel Drums.”
The first symposium took place in 1995 under the title of "Fifty Years of the Steelpan." This year's event is designed to promote a more intellectual outlook on the pan, Nyomba told When Steel Talks. The idea of the symposium is to bring together various scholars from diverse academic disciplines, and recognized leaders in the steelband culture, who are involved in research on pan, for the purpose of starting an intellectual movement on pan. Nyomba looks forward to having the proceedings published from the papers submitted and presented. In addition, he believes that the pan community should have their own forum to express their ideas about pan...
“Pan in the 21st Century: the Scholarship and Music of Steel Drums.”
An interdisciplinary symposium of scholars and practitioners in the steelpan industry.
The Exhibition Hall of the Thomas D. Cole, Jr., Research Center for Science and Technology, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, on April 20-21, 2006. Confirmed speakers include: Dr. William R. Aho, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Rhode College, Providence, R.I., Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, Director, African American Studies Program and Associate Professor, History, Oklahoma State University, Dr. Uwe Hansen, Professor Emeritus, Physics, Indiana State University, Dr. Bernice de Gannes-Scott, Associate Professor, Economics, Spelman College, Dr. Aurelie Helmlinger, Ethnomusicologist, Paris, France, Dr. Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool, Nestor Sullivan, Manager Pamberi and Operations Manager of the National Orchestra of T&T and Dr. Kim Johnson, former Trinidad Express columnist. Mr. Patrick Arnold, president of Pantrinbago has been invited to deliver the Keynote Luncheon Address.
Clark Atlanta University is located at 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia.
For information, contact Dr. Ajamu Nyomba (404) 880-6286 or by e-mail, email@example.com
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