OMG! It’s a Girl Drummer (Rhythm and Gender in American Popular Culture)
A NEW COURSE OFFERING AT THE UC SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC!!!!!!!
UCSD Summer Session One
July 1–August 3, 2013 • Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm-7:50pm
In this course we will investigate historical ideas about rhythm and gender, and how these ideas have reestablished themselves in a contemporary context. After we build a foundation of textual, musical and visual examples from throughout history and across the globe, we will focus on how gender is performed and represented through drumming in American popular culture today, from Sheila E and Prince, Beyoncé’s Suga Mamas, the all-girl bands of the 1940s, to the amazing girl drummer stars of YouTube! We will explore source readings, images, sound recordings, videos and even live performances. There will also be a guest lecture by Mindy Abovitz, drummer and creator/publisher of Tom Tom Magazine, a journal devoted exclusively to the promotion of female drummers!
More information? Email:
S. Leah Bowden (instructor) firstname.lastname@example.org