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Professional/Scholarly Presentations of
Kimasi Browne, Ph.D.


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Publications
“Soul Music:The Interculturalarity of a Repository for the African Diaspora and Beyond” in Musica, Arte, Dialogo, Civilizacion, Maria Angustias Ortiz Molina (Coordinadora), Fernado Ramos (Editor), Granada, Spain: University of Granada, Foundation for Science and Technology, pp. 143-165, 2008

“Traditional China and African Diasporic Culture: Erhu, APU, and the Gospel of Intercultural Eschnge” in Africa Meets Asia: Proceedings of the 2nd Internatinal Symposium on African and Chinese Music, (in English and Chinese) Boyu Zhang and Xin Li, eds. Point Richmond, California: MRI Press, (forthcoming 2009)

"The Introduction as Signature: An Analysis of Western Musical Instruments in Chimurenga, Mbaqanga and Motown" in Turn Up the Volume!: A Celebration of African Music, ed. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, (Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History), pp. 220-229, 1999

"Identity, Scene and Material Culture: The Place of African American Rare Soul Music on the British Northern Soul Scene." Published online at www.soul-source.co.uk

"'Soul or Nothing:' The Formation of Cultural Identity on the British Northern Soul Scene." Ph. D. Dissertation. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Publications, 2006

The following are only a sampling of Browne's extensive publication credetials.

"Marvin Gaye: Culture Bearer of an African American Musical Tradition." Fourth Annual Tribute to Marvin Gaye. Detroit: Motown Historical Museum, pp. 9-18, 1993

"Praise the Lord!: Gospel Music in Washington, D.C." The World of Music (Germany, forthcoming), 2004

"The Intercultural Nexus Between the Music of Motown and the Beatles." Intercultural Music,Volume 4, ed. Robert Mawuena Kwami and Cynthia Tse Kimberlin. London: MRI Press/Centre for Intercultural Music Arts, pp. 57-71, 2001

Presentations
“The Benefits of Intercultural Exchanges” Keynote Address at Opening Ceremonies of the Africa Meets Asia: 2nd International Conference on African and Chinese Music. Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China, 2007

“The Role of Movement and the Sense of Self and Others in Performing African American Jazz and Gospel Music.” Invited Master Class. The China Children’s Choir. Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China, 2008

"Impartation, Invocation, and Improvisation: Teaching African American Culture in the Chinese Music Conservatory." Paper presented to the Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter. University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

Live Interview on Radio XFM 97.7 by Russ Winstanley on "Northern Soul Sunday Evening Show" discussion of Browne's Ph.D. dissertation. Manchester, England, 2006

"Soul Music: The Interculturalarity of a Repository for the African Diaspora and Beyond" 10th Biennial Symposium and Festival of the Centre for Intercultural Music Arts (CIMA) and the III Spring Meeting (III Encuentro de Primavera) of La Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, 2008

“Multiple Identities and Overlapping Experience: A Brief History of Motown and Rare Soul Music in Britain,” British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual meeting, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2002

Commentary and Response to "Semiotic Theory and the Limits of Computer Mediated Learning;" and "Technical and Professional Communication Seals the Divide between the Two Cultures." Oxford Round Table: "Arts and Science." Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, 2006

"Negotiating Faith and Belief / Scholarship and Pedagogy: The Emerging Presence of Ethnomusicology in the Southern California Christian Academy." A position statement presented as part of a four-member Roundtable to the 51st annual meeting of the Society of Ethnomusicology. Honolulu, Hawaii, 2006

"The Intercultural Moment: Experiencing the Impartation of Gospel Music in Beijing, China." A Seminar presented to the 9th Biennial Symposium and Festival of the Center for Intercultural Music Arts (CIMA). In collaboration with Kai Scott Liu (China). Facultad de Ciencias de la Educaccion, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 2006

"African American Soul Music in Underground Great Britain: A Brief History of Northern Soul." Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, 2003

"Cultural Identity: Production, Retention, and Contestation," annual meeting, Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern Calfornia Chapter, Loyola Marymount University, 2003

"Hip Hop World Part 2," annual meeting, Soceity for Ethnomusicology, Southern California Chapter, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

"My Research on Northern Soul," A presentation to A World of Music at the invitation of Dr. David Kopplin. Alumni Professor of the Day, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Department of Music, 2002

Compositions
Sky and Dreams for Voice, Piano, and Erhu. Words and Music by Kimasi L. Browne, Dedicated to Ma Xiaohui (who recommended this title). Debut performance, Erhu Holding Hands with the World, Oriental Concert Hall, Shanghai, China. May 10. 2008

Strong (Because We Are Africans) for Voice and Piano. Spontaneously composed in tribute to UCLA Black Alumni Association members. Jazz Tone Club, Airport Residential, Accra, Ghana, West Africa. August 7. 2007

Call on the Lord for voice, erhu, piano, SAT and rhythm; composed by Kimasi L. Browne, Ma Xiaohui, and Jonte Moore; debut performance with the Azusa Pacific University Gospel Choir, Darling Library Rotunda, Azusa Pacific University, February 28, 2007

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing composed by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn; unaccompanied SATB and rehearsal piano arranged by Kimasi L. Browne; debut performance by the Pomona College Gospel Choir, Fall Concert, Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, Claremont, 2002

I Will Not War (After the Flesh) for SATB and rhythm; composed by Kimasi L. Browne; debut performance by the Azusa Pacific University Gospel Choir, Fall Concert, Munson Chapel, Azusa Pacific University, 2002

The Most Important Thing in Life for SATB and rhythm; composed by Kimasi L. Browne; debut performance by the Pomona College Gospel Choir, Fall Concert, Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, Claremont, 2002

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