Info USA in Moravian Library cordially invites you to a talk and documentary film screening
by Lee Bidgood
Bluegrass music has a long history as part of cultural life in the Czech lands. In fact, bluegrass music been heard and played by Czechs for about as long as the form has existed--but how did this music travel from its heartland in rural areas in the rural United States to Central Europe?
The 2013 documentary film "Banjo Romantika" helps provide some of the historical context for Czech love of bluegrass music and also helps interpret the "Americanism" that is common throughout the present-day Czech Republic. Dr. Lee Bidgood will introduce the film and discuss some of the ideas that he and filmmaker Shara Lange convey through the film's presentation of musical performance, interviews, and observational material.
About the speaker: Lee Bidgood, PhD is a musician, educator, and ethnomusicologist, and works as Assistant Professor in the Department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Bidgood completed his doctoral studies in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music at the University of Virginia in 2010. He has conducted ethnomusicological fieldwork in the Czech Republic since 2002, focusing on the performance of Americanism by Czechs involved with bluegrass-related
When: Thursday June 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Conference hall of the Moravian Library, Kounicova 65a Brno
Admission free. The program will be conducted in English.
The film is in English and in Czech with English subtitles
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