Luca Bragalini, Professor of Jazz History at the Music Conservatory of Brescia, Italy, offers a webinar entitled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a Black King of the Bible in Duke Ellington’s Symphonic Triptych “Three Black Kings.” An ICAMus-The International Center for American Music event, sponsored by MCECS-Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies, in collaboration with the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and MES-Department of Middle East Studies, The University of Michigan. In honor of Martin Luther King Day 2022. A panel of specialists in the diverse fields explored by Prof. Bragalini's documentary discusses the video.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022, AT 3:00-5:00 PM EST.
FREE REGISTRATION: https://tinyurl.com/2zvsappv
In the image above: event's poster. Acknowledging the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan; special thanks to Jillian Luciow, Public Engagement and Events Specialist.
On January 27, 2022, the new documentary video by Luca Bragalini on Duke Ellington's symphonic jazz ballet score Three Black Kings is discussed by scholars of the diverse fields explored in the presentation.
The video is entirely subtitled (in English).
Joshua Scott, Technical coordinator - Welcome
Jim Lepkowski, President of MCECS-Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies - Intro from MCECS
Karla Mallette, Director of MES-Middle East Studies Dept., University of Michigan - Intro from MES
Aloma Bardi, Director of ICAMus-The International Center for American Music - Intro from ICAMus; introduces Luca Bragalini
3:15 – Video - duration: 51:12
4:10-4:30 – The Panel of Specialists discussing the video includes:
Aloma Bardi - American-Music scholar, Founding Director of ICAMus
Rodney Caruthers II - New Testament scholar, Reseach Fellow at Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies
Stefano Zenni - Musicologist and jazz expert, Music Conservatory Bologna, Italy
Gabriele Boccaccini - Middle East Studies Dept. & Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
Bill Doggett - Historian, archivist, and African-American music expert, Director of Bill Doggett Productions
Marcello Piras - Musicologist and author, expert of jazz and Musics of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico
4:30-5:00 – Luca Bragalini replies to comments, Q&A, general discussion
5:00 – End of event & announcement of upcoming webinar on Feb 1
In the website 4enoch.org edited by Professor Gabriele Boccaccini, a page provides further information and bibliography on the Black King in the history of Christian thought and in the arts:
In the photo above: Luca Bragalini, jazz scholar and Duke Ellington specialist. Photo courtesy Luca Bragalini, 2021.