Hillbilly Records, Zulu Yodels, and the Sounds of a Global South
In a talk at Emory University's Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry on January 30, 2013, Erich Nunn discusses how Jimmie Rodgers' music and musical style traveled to Africa and were appropriated by South Africans and Kenyans in the 1930s and 1940s.
About the Author
Erich Nunn is Assistant Professor of English at Auburn University, where he teaches American Studies, with an emphasis on the literature and culture of the US South. He is spending the 2012–2013 academic year as a postdoctoral fellow at The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University. This presentation is drawn from his book project, Sounding the Color Line: Music and Race in the Southern Imagination.
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