On April 20, Dr. Kathy Bullock, professor of music at Berea, will present “African and African-American Musical Connections in Appalachia” during the Appalachian center’s “Dinner on the Grounds.” Her talk will begin at 11:45 a.m. in the Appalachian center gallery in the Bruce Building where a light lunch will be served.
Bullock’s presentation begins with a focus on the African musical heritage before revealing the origins of African-American folk songs, spirituals, work songs and blues and their substantial influence on Appalachian culture. Through stories and songs, she invites the audience to explore and participate in the musical experiences shared by African-American and Appalachian cultures.
Bullock has been a professor of music at Berea College for 20 years. She is a member of The American Spiritual Ensemble, and performs and lectures on African and African-American music and culture.
For more information contact Chad Berry, director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, at 859-985-3727. View other Berea College events at http://community.berea.edu/calendar.