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On the Record: Remembering 1960s Girl Groups

Monday, October 11th | 6:30pm-7:45pm | On the Record: Remembering 1960s Girl Groups


For nearly a decade, the radio airwaves were filled with the voices of girl groups like the Chantels, the Shirelles, and the Ronettes, yet their work is often ignored in music history textbooks. In celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, this class is an introduction to the teenage girls who rocked way before the Beatles and creatively navigated racism and sexism to make unforgettable music. Girls have always been breaking barriers, resiliently managing difficult circumstances, and, most of all, contributing to history! Discover their lives and their music in this lecture through both listening and discussion.

This class is appropriate for all ages.

This class will take place at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester, NY 14607.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Emmalouise St. Amand is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at Eastman School of Music, where she writes about race, gender, and popular music. Her dissertation project is about Black girl groups and their fans in the 1960s United States. She also teaches voice at Eastman Community Music School, where she is constantly inspired by the girl singers in her studio.

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