April 20th, 2009

Dub Research

Late notice on this, but if you’re inna di Cambridge area, some dubwise research a gwaan this pm —

Michael Veal, professor of ethnomusicology at Yale, bassist, and the author of two interesting and informed books, Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon and Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae* is delivering a lecture at Harvard this afternoon called “Technotopia 1969.”

Later in the evening (but on the early side of Beat Research — i.e., 9/9:30), Dr. Veal will be dropping some heavy dub weight on the E Room massive.

* Click on the following>> links for my review of Veal’s Dub as well as some juicy tidbits.


  • 1. Winslow  |  April 20th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Damn you and your ability to see bomb ass lecturers so easily

    Not the biggest fan of his Fela book, but whatev. Ill check out his Dub book, and YOUR book of course!

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  April 21st, 2009 at 9:59 am

    If there are any advantages to living in Cambridge, that is one. Don’t hate, immigrate ;)

    The Fela book was written for a general audience, and was based on Veal’s master’s thesis (if I recall correctly), so it’s not really the same kind of work as _Dub_, a revision of his dissertation.

  • 3. Winslow  |  April 21st, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Ha, I may go to BU (if they give me the money) so immigration is possibility (and the bboy scene up in beantown is pretty good, and yes, that is always a consideration when going to study).

    Christ, if I ever published my (nearly finished) MA I would be a laughingstock, so I’ll be a little more generous with him :).

  • 4. DUTTY ARTZ » Blog A&hellip  |  May 11th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    […] of unheard/undiscovered Jamaican reggae – Props to Professor Wayneandwax for the heads up/reminder & review – I ordered Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican […]


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