Hi, all. Abby Tennenbaum will lead a discussion of the attached article (available here) at this week's AWG meeting. It will be on FRIDAY at 3:15 in 14 Glebe. The topic will be ecomusicology and protest music in Appalachia. There's some good listening linked below my signature, and I'm looking forward to an interesting discussion!
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Jonathan A. Neufeld
Department of Philosophy
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From: Abigail Tennenbaum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Neufeld, Jonathan A" <email@example.com>
Subject: Ecomusicology AWG - article and links
Attached is the article that everyone should read before we meet on Friday. It is not my article, obviously, just one that I find a fascinating introduction to the field of ecomusicology be introducing music as a means of political protest against mountaintop coal removal in Appalachia.
Below are some related links that we may or may not get to:
Blair Pathways: an interactive CD and website that uses music to tell the history of the West Virginia Mine Wars of the early 20th century. The person who put this together is either a student of or has worked with (on this project) Travis Stimeling (the author of the attached article) - I can't recall exactly.
Music of Coal: Resistance songs related to mining - working conditions, environmental impacts, etc.
Willie Nelson's "America the Beautiful" produced for the organization Music Saves Mountains. This was one of the first examples of music being used for political advocacy that I came across, so it's stuck with me: