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Visiting Lecturer in Music Ivan Tan discussed the relatively unknown cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” by instrumental band Booker T. and the MG’s in a talk presented by the Department of Music at the Orwig Music Hall Monday. Titled “McLemore Avenue,” the album sought to tinker with the Beatles’ innovative style, bringing new flavors of blues and R&B to the music that defined a generation.
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Eric Nathan received a Midcareer Research Achievement Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research for his compositions for vocal and instrumental live performance.

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One of our faculty, Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, features in a segment from the daily global news program The World. Listen to the 8-minute interview with Professor Lumumba-Kasongo during which she speaks about video game culture and Afrofuturism, vital themes in her work as the rapper and producer Sammus.
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Honoring the Achievements of Our Seniors in Music

At this time of year, we traditionally gather in person to recognize the academic excellence of our Senior Concentrators, celebrate the achievements of students who earned Awards, and host an in-person Commencement ceremony.
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Luis Achondo, Ph.D. candidate in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, was awarded the James T. Koetting Prize of the Northeastern Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology for his essay “The Hinchada that Other Hinchadas Listen to: Authorship, Ownership, and Creativity among Soccer Fans of San Lorenzo de Almagro."
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Wang Lu Wins 2021 Award in Music from the Academy of Arts and Letters

Composer Wang Lu, a David Josephson Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University, won the Wladimir and Rhoda Lakond Award in Music from the Academy of Arts and Letters in recognition of her artistic excellence as a composer.
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Feb 1 Study Group: Brown's Report on Slavery and Justice

This semester, we will kick off our ongoing reading group on Music and Race by taking a step away from music, to join our incoming first-year students in reading the 2006 Report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.
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On January 15, 2021, composer Philip Glass' record label Orange Mountain Music released GLASS BACH DRESDEN a new recording featuring Brown University Organist Mark Steinbach performing on the 1755 Gottfried Silbermann organ in Dresden's Kathedrale St. Trinitatis. Stream, purchase a digital download or a CD here: http://smarturl.it/8uvdzk
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A Preview of Music at Brown this Fall

We are looking forward to welcoming our musical community back, whether you will be on campus or studying remoting.
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Over the past week, our colleagues here at Brown and elsewhere have released many powerful solidarity statements in support of Black Lives Matter, denouncing police brutality, white supremacy, and the repeated racist murders of Black men and women.
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The Department of Music is delighted to announce three hires: Dr. Charrise Barron, Dr. Anthony Cheung, and Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. We are terrifically lucky to have three such absurdly talented individuals joining us in Music. And we are excited to see the new directions in which they help lead our department!
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Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan was recently recognized in a story published in the printed journal, IMPACT: Research at Brown. The online version of the story follows below. Bravo, Professor Nathan!
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