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  • emBlackoutem
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    Blackout

    Radio personality Paul Porter talked about his book Blackout: My 40 Years in the Music Business, in which he looks at the inner workings of the music industry.

    1,146 views
  • Why Hip Hop Began in the Bronx
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    Why Hip Hop Began in the Bronx

    Professor Mark Naison talked about the history of hip hop and why it originated in the Bronx. He describes how the new percussive music of the early 1970s was spread through outdoor…

    777 views
  • Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa
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    Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa

    U.S. Air Force Academy instructor Captain Jeffrey Copeland talked about the use of American Jazz musicians as State Department-sponsored “ambassadors” in Africa during the Cold War. He…

    548 views
  • Thomas Dolby Discusses emThe Speed of Soundem
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    The Speed of Sound

    Thomas Dolby talked about his book, The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology. He spoke at the 15th annual Annapolis Book Festival. This program contains…

    489 views
  • Communicators with Steve Bene
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    Communicators with Steve Bene

    Steve Bene talked about issues facing Pandora Media’s internet radio service and the music industry, including copyright laws, ticket-price inflation, and what happens when humans compete…

    437 views
  • Hip Hop and Civil Rights
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    Hip Hop and Civil Rights

    Hip hop artists talked about why they started rapping at a young age, saying it was to deal with racism, politics, and pain. This is a portion of a panel discussion from the Center for…

    191 views
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fames Louder Than Words Exhibit
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    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Louder Than Words" Exhibit

    Todd Mesek talked about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Louder Than Words” exhibit, which illustrates how music has shaped and interacted with politics throughout American history. C-SPAN’s Local…

    230 views
  • Dylan Cash and the Nashville Cats Exhibit
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    "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats" Exhibit

    Michael Gray and Pete Finney gave a tour of the “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats” exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Game, and talked about the relationship between musicians Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.…

    616 views
  • History of Country Music
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    History of Country Music

    Peter Cooper gave a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and talked about the origins of country music. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities…

    244 views
  • Music and the Vietnam War
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    Music and the Vietnam War

    Country Joe McDonald and Peter Yarrow talked about the role of music in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Mr. McDonald performed with “Country Joe and the Fish.” Mr. Yarrow was a member of “Peter, Paul and Mary.”…

    547 views
  • Panel Discussion on HipHop and Literature
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    Panel Discussion on Hip-Hop and Literature

    Panelists talked about hip-hop and literature. Panelists included MK Asante, author of Buck: A Memoir; Michael Eric Dyson, author of Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop; James B. Paterson, author…

    821 views
  • Interviews with the Marine Band
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    Interviews with the Marine Band

    Director Lieutenant Colonel Jason Fettig and Drum Major Master Sergeant Duane King of the United States Marine Band spoke about performing at the White House Correspondents' Association…

    1,407 views
  • emLegions of Boomem
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    Legions of Boom

    Oliver Wang talked about his book Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Area, in which he discusses the sizable Filipino population of northern California and the influence…

    225 views
  • Interview with Luther Campbell
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    Interview with Luther Campbell

    Luther Campbell talked about his book The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City, in which he talks about his involvement in the hip-hop group 2 Live Crew and the…

    623 views
  • Founding Era Music and Politics
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    Founding Era Music and Politics

    Professor Kirsten Wood talked about the political use of music during the founding era of the United States. She explained that patriotic music created in this period was used for many purposes,…

    392 views
  • emSinging for Freedomem
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    Singing for Freedom

    Scott Gac talked about his book, Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth Century Culture of Antebellum Reform, about one of the most famous American family singing groups of the…

    204 views
  • 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Award Ceremony
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    2015 Kennedy Center Honors Award Ceremony

    President Obama spoke about the arts in America at a Kennedy Center Honors reception. The 2015 honorees were singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita…

    2,855 views
  • Communicators with Allen Bargfrede
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    Communicators with Allen Bargfrede

    Allen Bargfrede talked by video from Boston about how the music industry functions. Topics included opinions that new music platforms had made the payment system less fair to musicians, and…

    557 views
  • Communicators with Cary Sherman
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    Communicators with Cary Sherman

    Cary Sherman discusses changes in the music industry and music issues before Congress. As distribution shifted deeper into streaming, musicians and songwriters were pressing for new payment laws.…

    285 views
  • 1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival
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    1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival

    Tim Thomas talked about the history and impact of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. The festival, a three-day concert held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, is considered by many to be the beginning of the…

    576 views
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