Wilson College Signature Lecture Series
Featuring a performance by Charles Lloyd and Maria Farantouri
Location: Richardson Auditorium
Date/Time: 03/13/13 at 8:00 pm - 03/13/13 at 10:00 pm
Wilson College's Signature Lecture Series was inaugurated by Eduardo Cadava, Master of Wilson College, as part of the Wilson College 50th Anniversary celebration, and has been continued since. The Series brings to the College leading experts in their field who discuss their area of expertise, directing the focus of their talk to the Wilson Community. Previous speakers have included: Michael Eric Dyson, Cornel West, Toni Morrison, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Zadie Smith, and Fazal Sheikh.
Charles Lloyd, a jazz saxophonist, is a pioneer within the jazz field. His early quartet included Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette, and his most recent ensemble was named “best jazz ensemble” last year. Maria Farantouri is the most well-known living Greek singer. During the Greek dictatorship, she was the singer who sang the songs of the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. His music was banned during the dictatorship and so Maria was effectively the voice of resistance during this time. Charles and Maria will also speak about music’s capacity for transformation, and even revolution (in keeping with the theme of the series). The ensemble also will include drummer Eric Harland, bassist Reuben Rogers, and lyra player Sokratis Sinopoulos. They have been touring together off and on during the last couple of years.
Department: Center for African American Studies