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  • Blues Music: A Journey from West Africa to Hendrix & Kendrick Lamar

    Donnerstag, 01.02.2024 - 19:15 Uhr - 21:15 Uhr

Performance lecture with Khalif Wailin’ Walter, Chicago.

This lecture is a performance lecture on the Urban Electric Blues and its relationship to part of the oral African-American history of the Great Black Migration. Walter will trace the musical history from Western Africa and Western Europe, connecting it through old slave hymns and work songs to Robert Johnson to AC/DC & Jimi Hendrix to modern-day Hip-Hop artist Kendrick Lamar. This is not a “sit down and listen” lecture, but an interactive experience with a lot of audience participation where you will get to sing, clap, and more to better understand the "folk" aspect of the music. Walter also plays and sings musical examples to demonstrate how the deeply the Blues is infused in modern hip-hop culture and rock. The lecture includes historical, sociological, cultural, and musical information wrapped in the journey of the music.

Khalif Wailin' Walter is a guitarist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter from Chicago and studied Jazz music performance and African-American History at Chicago’s Roosevelt University. He is co-author of the German published book Das Blaue Wunder: Blues Aus deutschen Landen (Lumpeter & Lasel, 2010).

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Location: d.a.i. hall

Admission: free

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