Ethan Lovell 2014 Global Scholars Symposium

Title: Le Blues: An Application of American Blues Music in French Culture

Abstract: This presentation explores the current popularity of American blues music in France, specifically regarding my personal experiences in a French blues bar called T'es Rock Coco. The blues, a music form popularized by African Americans in the early 20th century, has taken root in French culture to a large degree. This presentation will feature a demonstration/ performance section and a discussion on the cultural transfer of blues between the USA and France.

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