yale is hosting a three-day symposium to honor prince and bowie

Solange, Questlove, and TV on the Radio will join journalists and academics in discussions around the icon’s cultural legacy.

by Wendy Syfret
20 January 2017, 3:07pm

A year on from the passing of David Bowie and Prince, Yale University is partnering with musicians and artists to celebrate and consider the icon's legacies. The symposium, titled Blackstar Rising & The Purple Reign: Celebrating the Legacies of David Bowie and Prince, will run between January 25-28. Across three days SolangeQuestloveTV on the Radio, and Sheila E will join creatives, scholars, and journalists in holding lectures and discussion regarding how the two "championed aesthetic, social, and cultural freedom and rule-breaking in their respective repertoires and ultimately revolutionized racial, gender, and sexual identity politics in popular music culture."

All events will be free, the full schedule can be found here.


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