Thinking Spaces & Department of History Present: Jazz Libre: The Musical-Political Praxis of the Quebec Left
Date and Time
MacKinnon room 308, University of Guelph
A presentation and listening session by Eric Fillion (University of Toronto / author of JAZZ LIBRE et la révolution québécoise) examining Jazz libre’s national liberation project and the music that inspired it. Founded in 1967, Jazz libre was a group of musicians who promoted collective improvisation in music to help transform Quebec society in the wake of the Quiet Revolution. During its eight years of existence, it encouraged students, artists, political activists, and working families to participate in the liberating experience of free jazz. Its members believed that the music’s symbolic and cultural significance could reinvigorate the revolutionary fervour of the Quebec left.
The lecture runs from 2:30pm to 4:00pm and the listening session starts at 4:15pm, finishing at 5:30pm.
All are welcome and admission is free!