Please join Dr. Eric Fillion (Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellow in Canadian History) for the launch of Statesman of the Piano: Jazz, Race, and History in the Life of Lou Hooper (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2023), edited by Sean Mills, Eric Fillion, and Désirée Rochat. Statesman of the Piano "sparks new conversations about Hooper's legacy while shedding light on the cross-border travels and wartime experiences of Black musicians, the politics of archiving and curating, and the connections between race and music in the twentieth century" (McGill-Queen's Press).
Join us for a conversation between the co-editors and the panelists:
Karen Dubinsky (Global Development Studies - History)
Kristin Moriah (English)
Daniel McNeil (Queen's National Scholar Chair in Black Studies - History)
with members of Lou Hooper's family
There will also be samples of Hooper's music along with refreshments to enjoy. Copies of Statesman of the Piano will be available for purchase.