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Music as Resistance

 
Jun 4, 2021

Recap of Tafel Talks: Joseph Bologne, Black & Classical

In May, we hosted Tafel Talks: Joseph Bologne, Black & Classical. This panel discussion explored the music, life, and legacy of the influential Black violinist and composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

May 14, 2021

Music and Resistance in Colonial Latin America

This season, we have been exploring the theme of music as resistance: the ways in which music has given voice to those who have been chronically underrepresented.

Apr 7, 2021

Man on a mission: Francesco Lotoro breathes life into Holocaust music

This season, we have been exploring the theme of music as resistance: the ways in which music has given voice to those who have been chronically underrepresented. Our explorations have included a panel discussion which unpacked how music can push back again persecution, oppression, and injustice; and a recent article from Laury Gutiérrez on Antonia Bembo, the remarkable Italian baroque composer who created her own musical language during her self-imposed exile in France.

Mar 8, 2021

Antonia Bembo: The Resistant Exile

This season we have been exploring the theme of music as resistance and the ways in which music has given voice to those who have been chronically underrepresented. In 17th-century Europe —and still to this day— that group of people includes female composers.

Feb 4, 2021

From Politics to Protests: Music’s Role in Resistance

Tafel Talks: Music as Resistance moderator and panelists, headshots in montage with a white diamond in the centre.

What does it mean to push back against persecution, oppression, and injustice—and what role does music play as a catalyst for this resistance?