Pre-Grooveyard Open Discussion This Thursday
by Aaron Slater and Charles Dulik on November 5, 2014
Posted in: Concert, Eclectic, Electronic, Hip Hop, Music
We know you’re all getting stoked for Grooveyard this Friday, but before Big Freedia frees your minds and asses, WRMC will be hosting a community discussion regarding how we can be mindful consumers of art and music in our pluralistic society. Starting at 5 p.m. this Thursday in The Orchard (Hillcrest 103), our discussion will touch upon the history of New Orleans bounce music, twerking, cultural appropriation within the music industry, preferred pronouns, and issues relating to the politics of identity. Professors Brown, Han, and McCallum will be there to lend their intellectual might to the discussion, and you should too!
To learn some more about Big Freedia, New Orleans, and bounce music before Thursday, this short documentary is a great place to start:
A note on the concert: We have limited capacity in the Bunker this year and we want all of you to be there so make sure to get your ticket before they’re sold out! Tickets are $5 and going fast at: GO / BOUNCE or the box office.
This fall’s crop of limited edition crew necks will be sold exclusively and elusively inside The Bunker starting at 9:30 on Friday. (They will be $20 each, stay tuned to the WRMC social media pages for sneak peaks)
Pre-Grooveyard Open Discussion:
When: Thursday Nov. 6 at 5 PM
Where: The Orchard Room (Hillcrest 103)
When: Friday Nov. 7 at 9:30 PM
Where: The Bunker