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Music & Lecture: Dr. Arne Spohr, A Forgotten Legacy: Rediscovering Europe's Black Musical Past

Sunday, May. 5, 2019 • 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Adults, Family, Seniors

As a consequence of colonialism and the slave economy, significant numbers of people from sub-Saharan Africa, both enslaved and free, have lived in Europe since the mid-fifteenth century. This lecture-recital by Dr. Arne Spohr (musicologist at Bowling Green State University) features rarely heard musical works by early black European composers, performed live by the BGSU Early Music Ensemble. Dr. Spohr will share his research into the lives of these forgotten composers and provide contemporary audiences the chance to hear music that has not been performed in more than four hundred years.