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Dayton, OH Brought Funk to the World

Niles Gallery
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Dr. Scot Brown

The city of Dayton, Ohio was home to an extraordinarily large number of Black bands signed to major record labels during this period. Drawing from his work-in-progress, Dr. Scot Brown explores the complex relationships between local socio-economic and political conditions, and the plight of Black self-contained bands in the broader marketplace of popular music.

Dr. Brown's presentation is sponsored by the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies and the College of Fine Arts School of Music.


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