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Paul Robeson performing 'Ballad for Americans' on CBS Radio, 1939. Photo: CBS /Landov

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American Music Listening Sessions

"I Must Keep Frighting Until I'm Dying": Paul Robeson’s Freedom and Protest Songs

31 Mar 2016

University of Nottingham postdoctoral research fellow Hannah Durkin plays and discusses the slave spirituals and international protest songs of African American singer Paul Robeson to mark the 40th anniversary of his death.

Hannah Durkin is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the Department of American and Canadian Studies and a Postdoctoral Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research focuses on mid-century Black Atlantic visual cultures with a particular emphasis on anthropology, dance and cinema. She is also the author a forthcoming monograph on African American dancers Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham and co-editor with Celeste-Marie Bernier of Visualising Slavery: Art Across the African Diaspora (Liverpool University Press).


6.30 – 8.30pm, Cafe.Bar.


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