Tsou Music Scholar Series: Lecture by Kyra Gaunt

Kyra Gaunt presents “Keep Dat A$$ Jumpin: Tween Black Girls and the Costs of Corporate-Controlled User-Generated Content” at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on November 2, 7:00 pm.

How do corporate-controlled musical spaces and online engagment normalize the sexploitation of the tween Black girls’ online? From studying over 600 YouTube twerking videos (2008-2014), we will discuss the “bottom-lines” at the intersections of race, gender, age, and digital technology. Who profits and who is exploited by the free musical play and monetizing of music that dominates YouTube?

The University of Albany’s Kyra Gaunt, one of the earliest professors to teach hip-hop, helped define the emerging field of girlhood and black girlhood studies.

This event is part of the Tsou Music Scholar Series, presented by Skidmore’s Music Department. To purchase tickets, visit this website.

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