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UC Riverside Department of Music presents:

Liz Przybylski

What Does Sovereignty Sound Like? A Musical Conversation

part of the

2023-2024 Florence Bayz Music Series

The Florence Bayz Music Series offers online concerts, lectures, and presentations of academic research by Department of Music faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and international guest artists and scholars.

Deborah Wong, coordinator.

Events during the 2023-2024 academic year will be held in person at ARTS 157 on Wednesdays at 12 noon. Location may be subject to change.


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Co-sponsored by The California Center for the Native Nations



Presentation title: “What Does Sovereignty Sound Like?” A Musical Conversation”

This musical conversation will explore the question, what does sovereignty sound like? Music and examples from Dr. Liz Przybylski's recent book Sonic Sovereignty: Hip Hop, Indigeneity, and Shifting Popular Music Mainstreams (NYU Press, 2023) will provide the basis for dialogue. Come experience a preview for Native Jam Night the same day, 5:30-9:00 pm at The Barn, featuring Tall Paul, Eekwol, and T-Rhyme.



As an interdisciplinary scholar of popular music, Liz Przybylski specializes in hip hop practices in Canada and the United States. A graduate of Bard College (BA) and Northwestern University (MA, PhD), Liz’s research appears in Ethnomusicology, Journal of Borderlands Studies, and IASPM Journal, among others. Dr. Przybylski has presented research nationally and internationally, including at the Society for Ethnomusicology, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Feminist Theory and Music, International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and International Council for Traditional Music World Conferences. Recent and forthcoming publications analyze how the sampling of heritage music in Indigenous hip hop contributes to dialogues about cultural change in urban areas. Liz has also published on popular music pedagogy. Liz was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship. Liz's most recent book, Hybrid Ethnography: Online, Offline, and In Between (SAGE Publications, 2020) develops an innovative model hybrid on- and off-line ethnography for the analysis of expressive culture.



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