Each Sunday in June, members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University family can gather on the Grove for a night of music and culture as the annual Summer Sunset Series returns to the University of Mississippi. The free concert series will kick off at 6 p.m. June 4, and each Sunday includes blues, Southern rock and vintage indie …
SouthTalks continue this semester
We are halfway through the semester, and the SouthTalks offer several interesting lectures. At 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 for this virtual event, Annemarie Anderson, Simone Delerme, and Kelly Spivey present the Summer Avenue Oral History Project. Summer Avenue, a six-mile section of US Highway 70, one of the first paved, signed highways in …
“Voices of Mississippi” set for Sept. 14
The world premiere of “Voices of Mississippi,” a multimedia production chronicling some of Mississippi’s most iconic people and art, will kick off the 2021-22 performance season at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. The multimedia event, set for Sept. 14, celebrates the people and art of the …
Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove
Bring your lawn chairs and picnics every Sunday in June Live music is back! After more than a year of canceled events, bands will return to the Grove stage for the annual Summer Sunset Series on Sunday afternoons throughout June. The series, which is free and open to the public at the University of Mississippi, …
Ensemble explores New Orleans jazz history through contemporary composition and improvisation
Skrontch Music to perform March 4 Written By Randolph Mikell A dance step popularized by Duke Ellington provides modern day inspiration for New Orleans jazz ensemble Skrontch Music. The 10-piece group, made up of the Crescent City’s top performers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Nutt Auditorium on the University of Mississippi …
Southern Music Symposium to Explore Culture and Identity
Music from the American South has made an indisputable impact on culture and politics in the U.S. and around the world, and an upcoming symposium at the University of Mississippi will examine the South’s most prominent and influential musical voices.
The Southern Music Symposium will address questions such as how musicians are creating “Southern” in their sounds and speaking to broader matters of national and international importance, and in what ways they build on the sounds of the past or provide the soundtrack for our common and divided present.
Marco Pave and Alfred Banks Discuss Southern Hip-Hop, Perform as Part of River Kings Tour
The Center will present “Bar-b-que and Gumbo: Hip-Hop Politics in Two River Cities,” a discussion with Marco Pavé of Memphis and Alfred Banks of New Orleans as part of their River Kings Tour on Friday, September 2 at 2pm in Lamar Hall 326 on the UM campus. Kiese Laymon will moderate the conversation. Co-sponsors include the UM Department of Music, UM African American Studies Program, the UM Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Winter Institute.
Center Presents Free Concert by Alphonso Sanders in the Grove June 12
Center Presents Free Concert by Alphonso Sanders in the Grove June 12 Jazz musician Alphonso Sanders plays in the Grove at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 12 as part of the month-long Summer Sunset Series. The concert is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and is free and open to the public. …
Documenting 3rd Eye Music Festival in Jackson, Mississippi
Alum Jake Fussell Releases Debut Album, To Play Concert This Sunday
Jake Xerxes Fussell’s self-titled solo debut album showcases his folk and blues roots. The Southern Studies alum (MA 2013) says that the album came together fairly easily, with most of the basic tracking done one afternoon at Bruce Watson’s studio in Water Valley, Mississippi, with tracking and mixing at Mark Nevers’s studio in Nashville.