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Roots of Techno: Black DJs and the Detroit Scene
A One-Day Conference (pioneering DJs tell their stories, discuss and play their music)

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 21 October 2006


The Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University
presents the first-ever national conference on Detroit techno music.
"Roots of Techno: Black DJs and the Detroit Scene" focuses on the music's
African American origins and features pioneering DJs such as Juan Atkins
and Terrence Parker.  Through panel discussions and live demonstrations,
the DJs will tell their stories, showcase the musical characteristics of
Detroit techno, and discuss the history of the genre and its relationship
to other genres such as house music.
 
Saturday, October 21, 8:45am-5:00pm
Willkie Auditorium, 150 N. Rose Street , Bloomington
 
Registration required, student discount available. 
See website for details and conference program:
http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/rootsoftechno/

Full IU Press Release:
http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/4080.html

Many of the DJs will also perform on Oct. 20 and 21 at the Second Story
nightclub, 201 S. College Ave. , in downtown Bloomington . Separate
ticket, contact Second Story for details
(http://www.secondstorynightclub.com).
 
The public is invited to all the events.
 
 
Archives of African American Music & Culture
Indiana University
Smith Research Center, Suites 180 - 181
2805 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington Indiana  47408-2601, USA
+1-(812) 855-8547
www.indiana.edu/~aaamc

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