to speak on Southern music
By Robert Brickhouse
mingling of influences from African, European and other sources
have produced unique forms of American music, particularly in
the South. Charles Joyner, one of the foremost authorities on
the history and folk culture of the American South, will discuss
the development of the regions musical heritage in the 2001
Page-Barbour Lectures at U.Va. Nov. 6, 7 and 8. His talks, titled
Meeting of the Waters: The Current of Southern Music,
will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. each day and are open to the public.
The Tuesday and Wednesday lectures will be in Minor Hall Auditorium
and the Thursday talk will be in Wilson Hall Auditorium.
the Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and
Culture at Coastal Carolina University, is the author of numerous
classic books and essays, including the award-winning study, Down
By The Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community, and Shared
Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture. Known for his rigorous
scholarship, humane vision and ardent curiosity, he has studied
local cultures in the South for some four decades.
By the Riverside, which focuses on slave life in the South Carolina
rice-growing country and the rich folk culture that sprang from
pain and injustice, has been called a model for interpreting regional
Page-Barbour Lectures, founded in 1907, are aimed at bringing
fresh understanding to any field in the arts and sciences. Past
lecturers have included President William Howard Taft, poets T.S.
Eliot and W.H. Auden, philosopher John Dewey, and psychologist