A semester-long series of events including conferences, courses,
lectures, a bus tour, and more. All focusing on ways in which
regional identity is formed by religious and musical practice in "Music
City USA" - Nashville, Tennessee.
Join GIMC for the release of CD Compilation!
Come join us for a musical party to celebrate the release of the God
in Music City 2-CD compilation. Julie Lee will MC the party and
copies of the new release will be on sale (as will recordings by the
various artists featured on the compilation).
God in Music City brings together a rich variety of artists who
individually contribute to a complex understanding of how we perform
religion and spirituality, yet simultaneously provides a strong
collective voice how one urban community performs religion on a
daily basis. God in Music City focuses on the ways in which local
and regional identity is both formed (and informed) by religious and
musical practice Nashville, Tennessee—“Music City USA”.
January 12th, 2008
The CD is released on the Lime Pulp Records label. Further information
about the recording can be found at:
The Commons Center, Vanderbilt University
A variety of artists featured on the God in Music City 2-CD set
will perform at the CD release party. Dave Perkins — Julie Lee — Tom
Kimmel and Danny Flowers — Kate Campbell — Pierce Pettis — Sarah
Masen — Jewly Hight — Leslie McClure — Stephen Simmons — Debbie and
Greg Wolf — Sr. Mattie Shannon — John McClure — Mathew Sherrill —
Christian Teal — Rev. Enoch Fuzz — Harpeth Valley Sacred Harp
Singers — Voices of Praise — St Ann Catholic Church Folk Group —
Corinthian Baptist Church Mass Choir — Music City Shabbat —
Nashville In Harmony — Belmont Church Youth Ministry — Blair String
Quartet — Nordstrom Family.
Facilitated by Dr. Greg Barz
Greg Barz, Grammy nominated producer and CEO of Lime Pulp Records, is an
associate professor of ethnomusicology in the Blair School of Music, with appointments in
Anthropology and the Divinity school. This year he released a recording
with Smithsonian Folkways that draws on his field recordings in East
Africa of the music of HIV+ women’s groups. His research in Uganda was
supported by a senior research fellowship with in Fulbright African AIDS
Research Program. Barz’s most recent research involves documenting the
role of music on the radio broadcasts that led to the Rwandan genocide
in the 1990s. His proudest accomplishment, however, is serving as
director of Vanderbilt’s “Kampala Project,” a program sponsored by The
Commons that takes students to East Africa each summer to engage intense
service-learning initiatives in local health care settings.