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The Pete Seeger Lecture on Social Justice Series
Wed, Jun 18 2014 7pm to 9pm
Irvington Library, 5625 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN

For the 2014 Irvington Folk Festival Lecture, Ron Dye will be focusing on the impact of folk music on American culture, how it can exemplify and even define the political, economic, and social climate.

Ron Dye is Associate Professor of English, Communication, and Theatre at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, since 1999.  In addition to teaching English courses, Ron is an accomplished playwright and director of plays, and teaches theatre classes as well.  He hails from Indianapolis, where he cut his musical teeth on the southern traditional music learned from his father, a Kentucky native.  Though he has been an ethnomusicologist and performer of traditional music for many years, he chose to follow a higher education teaching career.  As an example of how he has combined the two interests, some of the courses he has taught are Topics: the Outlaw Ballad; American Roots and Popular Music; American Popular Music From Minstrelsy to Modern Times; and History of the American Guitar.  Ron's deep appreciation for American traditional music has kept him active as a performer throughout his college teaching career.

 
Wednesday June 18th / Irvington Library, 5625 E. Washington St. /  7:00-9:00 pm
 

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 Indiana Humanities

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