Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series
Rhythm & Blues Goes Calypso: The Incorporation of West Indian Calypso into African American Rhythm and Blues c. 1945-1965
Tim Dodge will explore the widespread phenomenon of African American Rhythm and Blues recordings heavily influenced by West Indian Calypso c. 1945-1965, revealing the connections between the West Indian immigrant community and the broader African American community, as well as the importance and legacy of this two-decade embrace of Calypso by Rhythm & Blues artists.
Currently serving as History and Political Science Subject Specialist in the Reference Department, Tim Dodge has been employed at Auburn University Libraries since 1992. Since 1998, he has hosted the Golden Oldies radio show on WEGL - Auburn FM 91.1, now on Tuesdays, 7 - 9 p.m.
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 20, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Location: Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Sponsored by: Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs