The New Orleans International

Music Colloquium
Welcome to the 2014 New Orleans International Music Colloquium!

The New Orleans International Music Colloquium (NOIMC) is an annual series of informal presentations, panels and interviews by local scholars and musicians, exploring the history and heritage of New Orleans music.  It is free and open to the public.

The 18th annual colloquium takes place on Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Arsenal in the French Quarter (enter through the Cabildo, 701 Chartres Street). 

See below for the 2014 event schedule or click here for a printable version

“Books & Authors, Ethnic Groups, and New Orleans Music”

Friday, April 11, 2014

10:00 a.m. "The Jazz Hounds of Bogalusa"
Kathryn Hobgood Ray talks about key players & events in the 1920s emergence of jazz in Bogalusa.

11:00 a.m. "Friendship, Love and Truth - The Odd Fellows"
Preservationist Michael Duplantier explores the legacy of the IOOF in New Orleans.

12 noon "Joe Frisco Jazz Dancer – His Life, Films, and Time in New Orleans"
Artist and raconteur George Schmidt will present and show films.

1:00 p.m. "The Buddy Bolden Photograph Revisited – New Information"
Former Jazz Museum curator Justin Winston sheds more light on the confusing image.

2:00 p.m.  "The Buddy Bolden Repertoire – Recorded Sounds"
Jazz Radio programmer Dan Meyer presents in-depth analysis.

3:00 p.m.  "Irish Influences on New Orleans Music"
Dr. Jack Stewart offers his latest ethnic group research.

4:00 p.m.  "Remembering Danny Barker"
Jon Pult looks at the life of the legendary figure.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

10:00 a.m.  "New Orleans Memories: One Writer’s City"
Dr. Carolyn Kolb, former director, N.O. Jazz Museum, presents music highlights from her new book.

11:00 a.m.  "Unearthing Portuguese New Orleans, 1840-1929"
Ethnomusicologist Will Buckingham looks at the people and their benevolent societies.

12:00 noon "String Bands and New Orleans Music"
Guitarist and bandleader Seva Venet gives an informed history.

1:00 p.m.  "Dialect Songs in New Orleans Music"
Shane Lief examines how multilingual minstrelsy reflects social relations.

2:00 p.m.  "Concert Life in Nineteenth Century New Orleans" 
Dr. John Baron presents and sells his new comprehensive reference book.

3:00 p.m.  "The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective"
Dr. Thomas Jacobsen will discuss his new book  to be published by LSU Press this fall.

4:00 p.m. "Summary Panel on the State of the Music"




Welcome to the 2014 New Orleans International Music Colloquium!


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