This Saturday, February 28th at 2:15pm, I’ll be speaking on a panel at Chicago State University as part of the Symposium titled:
Preserving the Beats: Collecting Chicago Hip Hop
Here’s a description of the subject matter to be covered:
Collecting is one part of preservation of hip hop. For the history and culture to survive we need wordsmiths who write and publish about Hip Hop in order to document the past and future of the genre. This panel will discuss the importance of publishing for a variety of outlets—scholarly/ academia, blogs, journalism, niche and new media. Additionally, panelists will discuss the current climate of the publishing industry, self-publishing/ promotion via the internet, and the need to preserve the digital content.
Here’s the full list of scheduled panelists:
- Samir Meghelli; Historian/Writer, Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Ayana Contreras; Blogger and Host/producer of Reclaimed Soul on Vocalo (Sister Station of WBEZ)
- Ian Collins; Academic Resident Librarian at the University of Illinois-Chicago
- Ryan Brockmeier; Director, Producer, Co-Writer, Art/Design of the documentary Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop
Of course, artful, true-to-life preservation of stories behind music is near and dear to my heart, so I’m glad to be a part of this discussion. More info below….
March 12th, 2012 at 3:48 pm | edit
Mr. Luke Jacox of Chicago helped formed this group. Beautiful voices.
March 14th, 2012 at 12:14 pm | edit
Thanks so much for this information! One of my favorite slices of gospel. Do you know if the lead vocalist, Lindell Harris is still around?
April 14th, 2012 at 7:04 pm | edit
Mr Lynnell Harris is still alive and still singing for the Lord.
April 14th, 2012 at 8:31 pm | edit
Wow! Ms. Harris, this is spectacular news. I think Mr. Harris’ voice is a gift from God to the world. Also, I’ll correct the spelling of his name on the post. I was, of course, going by the label. My apologies.
May 5th, 2012 at 8:41 pm | edit
sang Lynnell ,haven’t hear you in years ,always enjoy ur sanging lol,God bless you!!