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Hillbilly Sources and Symbols
Chapel Hill, April 2003

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hosting a free country
music conference entitled Hillbilly Sources and Symbols: Country Music,
Cultural Brokerage and O Brother, Where Art Thou? this April 5, 2003.

The conference has been organized to celebrate the publication of Country
Music Sources: A Biblio-Discography of Commercially Recorded Traditional
Music (SFC/JEMF, 2002) by Guthrie Meade, Dick Spottswood, and Douglas
Meade. Distinguished speakers and panelists will explore the resurgence of
interest in traditional music and its representation through popular
culture. Benjamin Filene, author of Romancing the Folk: Public Memory &
American Roots Music (University of North Carolina Press, 2000) will be
the conference's keynote speaker.

The conference is free, but registration is required (as space is
limited). There is also an optional BBQ afterward. More info is available