Carnegie Mellon University

A Talk & Listening Session with Ian Nagoski

A Talk & Listening Session with Ian Nagoski

CAS Speakers Series Presents

Friday, February 14, 12:00 pm
St. Nicholas Croatian Church (Home of the Maxo Vanka murals)
24 Maryland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209

At the height of immigration to the United States 100 years ago, a wave of people from the collapsing Ottoman Empire settled in the U.S. At the same time, the burgeoning record industry in and around New York City radically hastened the distribution of musical cultures and documented thousands of performances by performers from present-day Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Lebanon, Egypt, and Greece within the U.S. And then, for a half-century, those recordings were neglected. Who were these musicians? Where did they go? How did their work affect America? Nagoski illuminates a world-within-a-world of a musical culture as it developed over two generations, reveling in the specific and presenting little-heard masterpieces.

Ian Nagoski is a music researcher and record producer based in Baltimore, Maryland. For more than a decade, he has produced dozens of reissues of early 20th century recordings in languages other than English for labels including Dust-to-Digital, Tompkins Square, his own Canary Records, and others.

This event is part of the “Resistance at the End of the World” series.