Solange, Questlove, Sheila E. and More to Honor Prince & David Bowie at Yale University Conference
The passing of both Prince and David Bowie this past year is still hitting their fans and the music community hard, but their legacy will continue to live on through their music.
In the next couple of weeks, a conference is set to be held at Yale University called “Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign.” The event series in New Haven from January 25th to 28 is set to honor both of the late legends, and a few major stars have been recruited to perform.
Fans and residents of the community will be able to attend the conference, where they will see Solange, Questlove, Sheila E., Kimbra, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, Greg Tate, Greil Marcus, Ann Powers, Alan Light and many more take the stage. On the website for the event, it is described as a “multi-day symposium [that] will explore the careers of two singular musicians who changed the face of popular music culture in the second half of the 20th century. The program will bring together scholars, musicians, filmmakers, artists, journalists, and students for discussion, critical listening, and musical performances that explore ways in which popular music can create liberating spaces where audacious cultural and social changes and transformations might flourish.”
For more details on the upcoming event, or if you are interested in attending, check out the website here for more information.