Being Thelonious: Perspectives on Thelonious Monk at 100
A free, half-day symposium celebrating pianist Thelonious Monk will take place on Thursday 15 June at The Parkside Building.
Hosted by Birmingham School of Media and Birmingham Conservatoire, Being Thelonious: Perspectives on Thelonious Monk at 100 will feature a keynote address by Professor Robin D.G. Kelley of the University of California, Los Angeles. Kelley's book, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, is the first full-length biography of the pianist, and the professor's other work has explored the history of social movements in the US, poverty studies, colonialism and more. There will also be presentations from Steve Cardenas, Hans Koller, Pedro Cravinho, and Sid Peacock.
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