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
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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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