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International Women's Day Concert with Dr Samantha Ege

The Black Chicago Renaissance Women: Lives & Legacies in Music

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2021), Dr Samantha Ege will present an hour-long lecture-recital in collaboration with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). This lecture-recital will trace the lives and legacies of Black women composers in Chicago and will feature the music of Florence B. Price, Nora Douglas Holt, Margaret Bonds, and Betty Jackson King. The concert will be streamed live on the TORCH Youtube channel at 5pm on Monday 8 March.

Dr Samantha Ege (pictured right) is the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music at Lincoln College. Dr Ege's research focuses on Florence B. Price and the network of female practitioners in the age of the Black Chicago Renaissance. Her research has been published in Women & Music and The Kapralova Society Journal. Her new album is called Fantasie Nègre: The Piano Music of Florence Price and will be released in April 2021 (supported by the Michael Zilkha Trust at Lincoln College).