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Coverage for grant HB-262224-19

HB-262224-19
Blackbird Singing: A Cultural History of African-American Musical Conversations with the Beatles
Katie Kapurch, Texas State University - San Marcos

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HB-262224-19

Study of literature and rhetoric leads professor on long and winding road to the Beatles (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Julie Cooper
Publication: Texas State University: Newsroom
Date: 8/14/2019
Abstract: Recently, Kapurch received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to write a book, Blackbird Singing: Black America Remixes the Beatles, which is contracted with Penn State University Press’ American Music History series. “There's been research done about how the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and other British Invasion bands of the 1960s are indebted to African American music. But there hasn't been a study that unites black artists from different decades, looking at all of the different ways that African American musicians have covered, been influenced by, and otherwise responded to the Beatles from the 1960s to today. I even consider black artists who reject or satirize the Beatles.”
Link: http://https://news.txstate.edu/research-and-innovation/2019/-study-of-literature-and-rhetoric-leads-professor-on-long-and-winding-road-to-the-beatles.html

Faculty Research Spotlight Katie Kapurch, Department of English Blackbird Singing: Black America Remixes the Beatles (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Katie Kapurch
Publication: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Engaging Research
Date: 9/1/2020
Abstract: My book, Blackbird Singing: Black America Remixes the Beatles explores the ways African Americans, in turn, responded to the Beatles in the late 1960s and after that decade ended. The book is contracted with Penn State University Press for inclusion in its American Music History series. Blackbird Singing is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and aims to serve the American public. The history uncovered by this project matters to all Americans because we live in a country where black artists have shaped the musical landscape and where cross-cultural dialogue is a defining feature of the arts.
Link: http://https://www.txstate.edu/research/resources/research-newsletter/newsletter-archives/research-newsletter-fall-2019/faculty-research-spotlight/faculty-research-spotlight-kapurch.html


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