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Annual Asanbe Symposium features lecture on Cuban music

February 26, 2003

The University's Sixth Annual Asanbe Diversity Symposium is slated for Thursday, March 6 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 307 of the Joe Morgan University Center. Dr. Paul B. Miller, Vanderbilt University, will lecture. The talk is free and open to the public.

Titled “Discovering Cuban Music: Neo-Colonial Paradigms in the Buena Vista Social Club,” Miller's talk is an outgrowth of his research on contemporary Cuban literature and popular culture, including film and music such as that of the Buena Vista Social Club musical group.

With a Ph.D. in comparative literature, Miller has spoken and published widely in the field of Hispaniphone Caribbean literature.

Prior to Miller's lecture, there will be a by-reservation-only luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in Room 303 of the Joe Morgan University. For information about the luncheon or to make reservations, telephone Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, assistant professor of English, at 7886.

The day will conclude with a reception for APSU faculty and staff from 4-6 p.m. at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill.

The Sixth Annual Asanbe Diversity Symposium is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, department of languages and literature, Episcopal Campus Ministry, department of education, W.N Daniel African American Cultural Center, as well as the International Education Program, the Honors Program and the other associated enrichment programs.

The annual diversity symposium is named in memory of the late Dr. Joseph Asanbe. A beloved faculty member in the department of languages and literature who taught African, African American and world literatures for 10 years at APSU, Asanbe is honored yearly by friends and colleagues in the department through the annual Joseph Asanbe Diversity Symposium.

For more information, telephone Dr. Karen Sorenson, associate professor of French, at 7891.