The Bay Area Blues

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Presidio Campus 112 - Classroom
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Events and Lectures
Vallee, Andie
College of Arts and Sciences

Beginning Fall 2011, USF kicked off its University of San Francisco in the Presidio Lecture series. Each year four lectures will be presented addressing issues that face the Presidio, the city of San Francisco, and the state of California. These lectures will be presented in collaboration with the Presidio Trust and will take place at our beautiful facility in the Presidio. Topics will range from local/state politics to sustainability, the environment, the diversity of the Bay area’s population, the intellectual and social climate of the area, and a host of other topics relevant to this magnificent place that we call home.

This Fall's Lecture Series is titled Sensing the City: An Exploration of San Francisco through Sight and Sound.
The Bay Area Blues
A Lecture by Abrol Fairweather
Wednesday, October 10 at 6pm

Centered in the legendary 7th Street corridor of West Oakland from the 1940’s-70’s, the distinct blues music tradition known as “The West Coast Blues” has greatly contributed to the musical genre’s efforts of naming and understanding the deep injustices faced by African Americans in the U.S. This lecture will discuss the rich blues tradition in the Bay Area, and the efforts of The Bay Area Blues Society in preserving this important regional cultural resource for current and future generations of Bay Area residents.


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