C3 - Conversations in Christianity + Culture Presents: Dr. Melvin L. Butler, ethnomusicologist

Melvin L. Butler is an ethnomusicologist with broad interests in music and religion of the African diaspora. He specializes in music and religion in Haitian, Jamaican, and African American communities. In these transnational contexts, he interrogates the cultural politics of musical style while attending to the ways in which religious performances both challenge and solidify traditions. His ethnographic research lies at the crossroads of music, identity, and ritual, and he “strives to tease out the many ways in which those who make music are also negotiating multiple forms of social, political, and spiritual power.”

Join us for a conversation about how our faith connects with the culture around us which is the essence of the C3 Series: Conversations in Christianity + Culture at UMHB.

November 21 at 7:30 PM Dr. Butler will share on the topic of Getting in Tune: African American Gospel Music, Instrumentality, and Embodiment in Baugh Performance Hall, Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center.

Admission is free and does not require a ticket.

FAE credit will be provided for all UMHB students who satisfy attendance requirements. Please consult the FAE syllabus for more information.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center, Baugh Performance Hall
810 Main St, Belton, TX 76513

Event Type

Fine Arts


Music Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Fine Arts Experience
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