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  • "ooh, don't play after him / i hope you don't catch the AIDS because he touched the piano": HIV/AIDS, the 1980s, 90s, and Black Gospel Hammond Musicianship
  • A Talk by Ashon Crawley, UVA
  • December 2, 2021 4:00pm
  • Registration Link
  • Bio: Ashon Crawley is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. He is also an audiovisual artist and author of Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility and The Lonely Letters.
  • The Gospel Materialities Working Group is an affiliated group of the RU Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA). It is aimed at exploring not only the history and aesthetics of modern gospel and its performativities, but the material culture produced by, as much as that which helped produce, what historian and musicologist Mark Burford calls “the gospel field.”

    The Gospel Materialities Working Group welcomes group members from all RU campuses or their institutional partners. To join officially and participate in the ongoing programming, small group study, publication prospects, and archive development, contact JP Sloan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

    pdfThe Gospel Materialities Event Flyer