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Events » September 2017 » Nelson George — Brooklyn Book Festival

Nelson George — Brooklyn Book Festival


Race, Rock, and Appropriation: At the Grammys this year, Adele broke her trophy in half so that she could share it with Beyonce. A month later, Chuck Berry died and much of the media coverage looked at how admirers like the Rolling Stones made a fortune off his riffs. How has the discourse on music, influence and appropriation changed over the decades? Farai Chideya (The Episodic Career) leads a panel including Nelson George (To Funk and Die in L.A.), Jeff Chang (We Gon’ Be Alright), and Jack Hamilton (Just Around Midnight). Panel will take place at the Main Stage on Borough Hall Plaza in Columbus Park, Brooklyn, New York.